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The Secret Life of Bees [DVD] [2008]

Release Date:02/03/2009
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    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (6 out of 6)

    Special Features

    • Theatrical version
    • Director's extended cut
    • 8 deleted scenes
    • Adaptation: Beinging the Secret Life of Bees to the Big Screen featurette
    • The Women and Men of the Secret Life of Bees featurette
    • Inside the Pink House With Sue Monk Kidd featurette
    • Life on the Set featurette
    • The World Premiere featurette
    • Commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, producer Lauren Shuler Donner & Joe Pichirallo, and actor Dakota Faning and Queen Latifah
    • Commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood and film editor Terilyn Shropshire


    The Secret Life of Bees
    Gina Prince-Bythewood's adaptation of Sue Monk Kidd's novel The Secret Life of Bees stars Dakota Fanning as Lily, a 14-year-old growing up in a small Southern town in 1964. She is haunted by memories of shooting her mother when she was a young girl. Lily lives with her emotionally distant father, and her best friend is their African-American housekeeper Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). After locals beat Rosaleen for attempting to register as a voter, and Lily's dad goes one step too far during an argument with his daughter, Lily and Rosaleen set out to find the place where the only picture Lily has of her mother was taken. That place turns out to be the home of the independent Boatwright sisters, a trio -- Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, and Alicia Keys -- who make a very successful living producing honey. Lily and her friend move in with them, and soon the girl learns about both beekeeping and life. ~ Perry Seibert, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Dakota Fanning
      Dakota Fanning - Lily Owens
    • Jennifer Hudson
      Jennifer Hudson - Rosaleen Daise
    • Queen Latifah
      Queen Latifah - August Boatwright
    • Sophie Okonedo
      Sophie Okonedo - May Boatwright
    • Alicia Keys
      Alicia Keys - June Boatwright

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