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Release Date: October 17th, 2008

DVD Release Date: February 3rd, 2009

PG-13|1 hr 50 min

Plot Summary
Haunted by memories of her late mother and abused by her father (Paul Bettany), 14-year-old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) runs away with her friend and caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) to the South Carolina town that holds the key to her mother's past. There, Lily meets the Boatwright sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo), who take her in and teach her about beekeeping, honey, and the Black Madonna. Lily also discovers that the truth about her mother is closer than she thinks.

Cast: Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Nate Parker, Mack Wilds, Hilarie Burton

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Donners' Company, Overbrook Entertainment

Distributors: Fox

Keywords: Growing up, Heartwarming, 1960s, Underdog, Father, Sister, Small town, Forbidden love

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