The Secret Life of Bees

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Mixed or average reviews - based on 32 Critics

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Universal acclaim- based on 29 Ratings

Summary: The Secret Life of Bees, based on the New York Times best selling novel and set in South Carolina in 1964, is the moving tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping. (Fox Searchlight)

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Rating: Rated PG-13 for thematic material and some violence.
Production: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Genre: Drama
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Feb 3, 2009
Director Credit
Gina Prince-Bythewood Director
Writer Credit
Gina Prince-Bythewood Screenplay
Sue Monk Kidd Novel
Principal Cast Credit
Dakota Fanning Lily Owens
Jennifer Hudson Rosaleen Daise
Queen Latifah August Boatwright
Cast Credit
Alicia Keys June Boatwright
Emma Sage Bowman Young Lily #1
Hilarie Burton Deborah Owens
Jasmine Burke Sugar Girl
Nate Parker Neil
Nicky Buggs Cressie
Paul Bettany T. Ray Owens
Renée Clark Doll
Sharon Morris Violet
Shondrella Avery Greta
Sophie Okonedo May Boatwright
Tristan Wilds Zach Taylor
Producer Credit
Ed Cathell III Co-Producer
Ewan Leslie Producer
Jada Pinkett Smith Executive Producer
James Lassiter Producer
Joe Pichirallo Producer
Lauren Shuler Donner Producer
Will Smith Producer Movie title data, credits, and poster art provided by: