Secret Life of Bees (Blu-ray) (Widescreen)

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A touching story about the need for love, family and redemption, "The Secret Life Of Bees" explores our undeniable desire for a sense of belonging and the often daunting journeys that we must navigate to achieve it. Set in South Carolina during the turbulent Civil Rights era, the home of the intelligent and independent honey-making Boatwright sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo) is suddenly thrust into upheaval with the arrival of fourteen year-old Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) and her caretaker Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). Surrounded by the unexpected comforts, grace and deep rooted spirituality Lily (Fanning) encounters in the Boatwright home, she forms a maternal bond with each of these women whose unique and special gifts help reconcile the loss of her mother. Lily ultimately comes to the realization that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it.

Theatrical version, Extended version, Commentary, 8 deleted scenes.

"Adaptation: Bringing the Secret Life of Bees to the Big Screen"; "The Women and Men of The Secret Life of Bees"; "Inside the Pink House With Sue Monk Kidd"; "Beekeeping 101"; "Life in the Set"; "The World Premiere"; Subtitles: Spanish and French.

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Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1
Color: Other
Original Languages: English
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Duration: 110
Actors: Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany
Condition: New
Studio & Production Company: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Container Type: PACKAGE NOT AVAILABLE
Record Label: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Assembled Product Dimensions (L x W x H): 0.50 x 5.50 x 7.40 Inches
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Customer Reviews | 204 reviews | 4.8 out of 5

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Great book, cast, direction, art direction & movie
10/19/2008

Customer review by alinla

5.0 stars 10/19/2008 by alinla
by alinla

You know how you can worry sometimes because, "movies are really never as good as the books." Many times, they just miss something. With the Secret Life of Bees, this is not the case. The book is adapted beautifully to screen. The acting is superb, the art direction is staggeringly beautiful, the dialogue is wonderfully poignant, and the story-well the story is simply about wanting to be loved. If you can, run out right now, buy a ticket for this movie, and go see it RIGHT AWAY. It will make sadder than you've ever been and cry and happier than you've ever been and laugh. It is a timely tale of blacks and whites together in perfect disharmony and harmony. And the harmony is a truly wonderful thing to see on the screen. Go see this movie.

alinla
Los Angeles
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Amazing!!!!
10/20/2008

Customer review by FilmMom

5.0 stars 10/20/2008 by FilmMom
by FilmMom

Outstanding film with stellar performances! Unbelievable what this director did on a low budget with TWO Oscar nominated actors. I LOVED the fact that the female cast members were featured as strong, independent, cultured women during the Civil Rights Era as opposed to the one dimensional subservient figures we've unfortunately grown accustomed to seeing in American films. We both cried several times but laughed and chuckled equal amounts of time. Very endearing and well-rounded character study of the time and of women we all know today and throughout history. Subject matter is a bit heavy for younger audiences, but decidedly educational with regard to a our American history. Not a black or white story--An American story. Don't miss it!

FilmMom
Studio City
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Excellent
10/19/2008

Customer review by alyyyloves

5.0 stars 10/19/2008 by alyyyloves
by alyyyloves

The film contained powerful and captivating performances from the whole cast. Dakota Fanning was precise in her ability to bring to life a character that so many of us have fallen in love with. If you read the book, you well know that this is not a happy-go-lucky, laughing with your friend’s type of movie. It was heart-wrenching and, at some points, overbearingly sad but you fell in love with the characters and the story. I felt that the writers and producers really understood that they needed to create a film that could be loved as much as the book and they were successful in doing so, which is not the case with many films based on novels. I think they did the book justice and I would recommend the movie as well, you will love it!

alyyyloves
Rhode Island
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Really touching....
10/26/2008

Customer review by boostermom

4.0 stars 10/26/2008 by boostermom
by boostermom

I read this book a couple of years ago and loved it. I was expecting a so-so movie, but still knew I would love it because the story was so touching. I was pleasantly suprised. Dakota Fanning has had some bad press these days so I wasn't sure how well I would take to her as a teen. She was her typical fantastic self and completely believable as this character. I am sad for Jennifer Hudson to be dealing with the loss of her Mother and Brother at this time. The only negative (and it's hardly that) is that Queen Latifah looks too young for her part...yet she was endearing and wonderful in the role. Miss May was amazing. Alicia Keys nailed her character. Go see it, even if you've read the book. You won't be disappointed.

boostermom
California
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
Simply TheBest
10/28/2008

Customer review by An anonymous customer

5.0 stars 10/28/2008 by An anonymous customer
by An anonymous customer

I feel the movie is true of relationships in the south of what was started by the mother of the girl and Queen Latifah,being the nanny .There were parts of the movie move me to tears,the civil rights act and the memories when I was 9 yrs old as a young black kid seeing how my parents and famly members showed stamina and pride as did many black families many stood up in that time. The relationship and impact of the young brother and the girl even though he was beaten and still cameto terms that he must seek out the law degree he was so inspired by Thurgood Marshall . And yes I cried when the little girl finally saw her father for who he was. Yes, excellent movie and I would see it again and will.

An anonymous customer
Roseville MN
Would recommend to a friend? Yes
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