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The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees

Category: 32
All Genres: Adventure, Drama
Release Year: 2008
Country: USA
Runtime: 110
Rating: (0)
Languages: English
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS

  • Bring Your Girlfriends, Sisters, Mothers and Daughters

  • Writing by: Gina Prince-Bythewood – (screenplay)
    Sue Monk Kidd – (novel)

    Produced by: Ed Cathell III – co-producer
    James Lassiter – producer
    Ewan Leslie – producer
    Joe Pichirallo – producer
    Jada Pinkett Smith – executive producer
    Lauren Shuler Donner – producer
    Will Smith – producer

    Cast: Dakota Fanning – Lily Owens
    Queen Latifah – August Boatwright
    Jennifer Hudson – Rosaleen Daise
    Alicia Keys – June Boatwright
    Sophie Okonedo – May Boatwright
    Paul Bettany – T. Ray Owens
    Hilarie Burton – Deborah Owens
    Tristan Wilds – Zach Taylor
    Nate Parker – Neil
    Shondrella Avery – Greta
    Renée Clark – Doll

    Music: Mark Isham
    Official Website: Visit Website

    Plot Outline: set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother…
    Plot: set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the 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.

    Movie Quotes: Champ: I'm not a bum; just homeless.

    Crazy Credits: We know about 1 Crazy Credits. One of them reads:
    Special thanks to The Bertram Family

    Goofs: We know about 1 goofs. Here comes one of them:
    Continuity: In a very early scene with Lily, she is wearing Neil's dog tags. It is not until much later in the movie that she is given them.

    Trivia: There are 1 entries in the trivia list – like these:

    • The story was inspired by the article “Resurrecting the Champ” by J.R. Moehringer which appeared in the Los Angeles Times Magazine in 1997; although the article indeed purportedly focused on Bob Satterfield, there are various other differences with the true story. Moehringer, who had already won a Pulitzer Prize, had no children, and his father was not well-known though he did abandon his family when the writer was an infant.

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