Rent The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

3.6 of 5 from 129 ratings
1h 45min
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To escape her cruel, angry father – and discover the truth about her late mother´s past – 14-year old Lily Owens flees with her caregiver and friend Rosaleen to a South Carolina town where she´s taken in by the bee-keeping Boatwright sisters. Surrounded by the unexpected love, grace and spirituality she encounters there, Lily forms a bond with each of these uniquely gifted women and discovers that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it.
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Voiced By:
Kimberly Bailey, Doug Burch, Cathy Cavadini, Lanei Chapman, Barbara Harris, Amad Jackson, Tommy Lamey, Terence Mathews, Jeremy Maxwell, Alan Oppenheimer, Richard Penn, Noreen Reardon, Cheryl Tyre Smith
Gina Prince-Bythewood, Sue Monk Kidd
20th Century Fox
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Run Time:
105 minutes
English, German, Italian
Danish, English Hard of Hearing, Finnish, German, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish
DVD Regions:
Region 2
Aspect Ratio:
Widescreen 2.35:1
  • Audio commentary: with Director/Writer Gina Prince-Bythewood, Producer Lauren Shuler Donner, Actors Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah
  • Audio commentary: with Director/Writer Gina Prince-Bythewood and Editor Terilyn Shropshire
  • The World Premiere
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary
  • Adaptation: Bringing 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

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Reviews (2) of The Secret Life of Bees

Less about honey more about the sting - The Secret Life of Bees review by JD

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The central theme is the reduction in inequality of American Afro-carribeans and in particular female American Afro-carribeans. It is done with great style some humour and a fair plot but its title and cover give an impression of a rural idyll. For my taste I do not like serious political themes dressed in a rom com style. You may disagree.

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Nice Movie - The Secret Life of Bees review by AO

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Nice movie harmless enough tackling the subject of a father being violent and a young girl trying escaping and finding a new life and other people through the interest of bees

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