The Secret Life of Bees

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In Theaters: October 17, 2008

PG-13 | 1h 50m | Action, Adventure, Drama

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In South Carolina in 1964, Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) is a 14-year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Hilarie Burton). To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Paul Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), 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 (Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo and Alicia Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.

Based on the New York Times best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Studio: Fox Searchlight Pictures
Producer(s): James Lassiter, Joe Pichirallo, Lauren Shuler Donner, Will Smith
Cast: Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Nate Parker, Tristan Wilds, Hilarie Burton, Paul Bettany, Emily Alyn Lind
Writer(s): Gina Prince-Bythewood
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