The Secret Life of BeesDrama/Adventure
Box Office: $37.7M
PRINCIPAL CASTDakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany, Alicia Keys, Tristan Wilds, Nate Parker, Hilarie Burton, Shondrella Avery, Joe Chrest
WRITERGina Prince-Bythewood, Sue Monk Kidd
PRODUCERJoe Pichirallo, Will Smith, James Lassiter, Lauren Shuler Donner
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 (Fanning) a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Burton). To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Hudson), 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 (Latifah, Okonedo and Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.
thematic material and some violence