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The Secret Life of Bees

6.5
3,120
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Original title
The Secret Life of Bees
Year
Running time
110 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Gina Prince-Bythewood (Novel: Sue Monk Kidd)
Music
Mark Isham
Cinematography
Rogier Stoffers
Cast
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Producer
Fox Searchlight
Genre
Drama
Official Site
http://www.foxsearchlight.com/thesecretlifeofbees/
Synopsis / Plot
South Carolina, year 1964. Lily Owens is 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, honey and the Black Madonna.
Awards
2008: Nominated for Critics' Choice Awards: Best Young Actor/Actress (Fanning)
Critics' reviews
  • "Above all, it contains characters I care for, played by actors I admire. (...) Rating: ★★★½ (out of four)"
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