The Secret Life of Bees | Full Movie
The Secret Life of Bees
- 1h 50m
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A young girl and her nanny take up residence with a trio of independent African-American sisters who own their own honey farm in this period drama based on the best-selling novel.
Rotten Tomatoes® Score
Critics Consensus: The Secret Life of Bees has moments of charm, but is largely too maudlin and sticky-sweet.
March 3, 2019
There's a purity, clarity and honesty to this feminist heart-warmer's melodramatic instincts that...
June 21, 2017
Sweat and good intentions, however, will take you only so far. And they take Bees right up to the...
June 21, 2017
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Common Sense Says
1960s-set family drama tackles weighty issues.
What Parents Need to Know
Parents need to know that this emotional, 1960s-set drama includes multiple scenes of a man reacting violently toward his wife and daughter. The child witnesses her father's assault on her mother (resulting in off-camera gunshots and death); as a young teen, the same child is the victim of heartless physical and mental punishment. The unexpected discovery of a beloved character's dead body is intense and may be disturbing to some young viewers. African-American characters suffer at the hands of prejudiced white Southerners in many scenes. Racial hatred is illustrated by ugly name-calling (including use of the "N" word) and two beatings. But in spite of all of the above, the filmmakers don't exploit or maximize the action. They show only as much as necessary to provide the desired impact.
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- Genre:Drama, Chick Flicks
- Release Date:October 17, 2008
- Highest Available for Purchase:HD