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The Secret Life of Bees

Rating:PG-13 (for thematic material and some violence)
Genre:Action/Adventure, Drama
Release Date:October 17, 2008
Running time:109 minutes
Cast:Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Keys
Director:Gina Prince-Bythewood
Producer:Lauren Shuler Donner, Jack Leslie, James Lassiter, Will Smith, Joe Pichirallo
Writer:Sue Monk Kidd, Gina Prince-Bythewood
Distributor:Fox Searchlight

Description: Set in South Carolina in 1964, the film is the moving tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, 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, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.

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