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The Secret Life of Bees [Blu-ray]
The Secret Life of Bees
Actors: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
PG-13     2009     1hr 50min

Genre: Drama Rating: PG13 Release Date: 3-FEB-2009 Media Type: Blu-Ray


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Actors: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Creators: Gina Prince-Bythewood, Aldric La'Auli Porter, Ed Cathell III, Ewan Leslie, Jada Pinkett Smith, James Lassiter, Sue Monk Kidd
Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Sub-Genres: Action & Adventure, Drama
Studio: 20th Century Fox
Format: Blu-ray - Color,Widescreen - Dubbed,Subtitled
DVD Release Date: 02/03/2009
Original Release Date: 02/03/2008
Theatrical Release Date: 02/03/2008
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 50min
Screens: Color,Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 2
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English, Spanish
Subtitles: English, French, Spanish
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Movie Reviews

This one pulls at your heart strings
Leslie Bethany | D'iberville, MS | 01/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This is the best movie I have seen in a long time. I think I had tears in my eyes through 75% of the movie. This is Dakota Fanning's best performance. Jennifer Hudson was spectacular. Queen Latifah delivered like never before. Everyone was amazing in this film. Don't waste your time renting this one because it's one to own. You really connect with the characters and the issues at hand. This is a must see movie."
Best movie of 2008!!
K. Conroy | USA | 01/02/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I thought this was the best movie of 2008! It was SO GOOD! Granted I had some movies that I went to and watched over and over again, this one I only watched once but once I watched it I knew it would be a timeless classic. Don't rent this movie! Just buy it! It's SO GOOD!"
Daren N. Heaton | Laie, HI United States | 01/18/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

"Excellent movie. Almost perfect version of the book. I was expecting a PG though but still it's a great movie. For me one of the best movies of 2008."
Sweet in the Mouth
Xavier Thelakkatt | Rush City, MN United States | 10/18/2008
(4 out of 5 stars)

"Two of us went to this movie last night. It was the first show on the release day and there were only six others in the whole movie theater. However, that fact was not indicative of the movie's worth.

It was a very moving, yet joyful movie, set in the backdrop of racial tensions and violence of 1964 in South Carolina. Fourteen year old Lily (Dakota Fanning) flees her abusive father along with her caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) who is battered for claiming her rights as a colored woman. Lily is also fleeing from her fussy and haunting memories of accidentally shooting her mother to death, during an abusive tussle between the couple. Guided by a honey bottle label they reach the Boatwright sisters. August (Queen Latifah) the oldest among the Boatwrights welcomes the fugitives. They put them to work in the mesmerizing world of bee keeping. Lily grows in loving admiration for the maternal figure of August and learns more about her own mother and her deep love for Lily.

Dakota Fanning does a superb job of portraying the abused, at the same time, assertive Lily of fourteen years. All the other cast members do justice to their roles, though Queen Latifah, as a caring maternal figure to Lily and queen of the Boatwright beehive, is less convincing. Overall, the movie tastes sweet in the mouth, but leaves a lump in the throat. It's sure to appeal more to female audiences. Apparently that's what the ad is calling for: "Bring your girlfriends, sisters, mothers and daughters."