|The Secret Life of Bees 2008 PG-13, 110 min.|
Genre: Adventure / Drama
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Keys, Paul Bettany, Tristan Wilds, Hilarie Burton, Nate Parker, Renee Clark, Shondrella Avery, Sharon Morris, Nicky Buggs, Jasmine Burke, Emma Sage Bowman
This story is set in South Carolina during the summer following the Civil Rights Act of 1964. Fourteen-year-old Lily (Dakota Fanning), who is haunted by her late mother's memory and upset with her abusive father (Paul Bettany), goes off with her Black maid Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson) who was beaten after trying to register to vote. They arrive in a small town in South Carolina where Lily is taken in by the Boatwright sisters–August (Queen Latifah), May (Sophie Okonedo), and June (Alicia Keys)–who run a beekeeping farm. Lily finds solace while learning many lessons including how to make honey, racial tolerance, and what love is really about.
|1. The Secret Life of Bees (2008)|
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