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The Secret Life of Bees Film Review

The Secret Life of Bees Movie Review

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES MOVIE REVIEW

THE SECRET LIFE OF BEES MOVIE REVIEW

The Secret Life of Bees Movie Review

This film, The Secret Life of Bees stars well known movie actress Dakota Fanning as a fourteen year old girl named Lily.

The Secret Life of Bees movie character Lily has gone through great trauma in her short life and eventually becomes an orphan by way of running away from home. She is not out of sorts for long because also on the journey is her care provider/ nanny, Rosaleen, a The Secret Life of Bees movie character played by now EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar and Tony) award winner Jennifer Hudson.

In The Secret Life of Bees the movie, running away is movie character Lily's suggestion but movie character Rosaleen goes along with the idea because she is in some trouble of her own and needs to get way.

In The Secret Life of Bees the movie, Lily and Rosaleen find themselves in Tiburun, South Carolina based on a hunch that Lily got about the location where a photo that she had in her possession might have originated.

When they arrive in the town of Tiburun, South Carolina, Lily spots that same photo reproduced on several jars of honey in a store window display.

The photo is of a black Madonna and child.

  • Lily asks the store owner about the distributors of the honey.
  • Lily is subsequently directed to the home of three sisters, May, June and August Boatwright.
  • The bright pink house can't be missed and it quickly becomes a refuge for Lily and Rosaleen...
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The Secret Life of Bees the movie

This movie, The Secret Life of Bees is haunting and sad in many ways, evoking emotion from the viewer. Among the members of the movie cast of The Secret Life of Bees the movie, the acting is effective, emotive and notable.

  • Famous singer Alicia Keys acts as one of the Boatwright sisters in The Secret Life of Bees the movie and
  • the famous Queen Latifah plays another of the three sisters.

The plot of The Secret Life of Bees the movie approaches and grapples with many issues. Many things about this movie will make it different from most ‘typical’ movies that you may have seen before. These more unique aspects of the film sets it apart from the rest and makes it a more notable and more unforgettable movie to watch but be warned that there are some dark themes.

The Secret Life of Bees the movie addresses some dark topics. For example, there is violence and death occurring in the movie, at times most unexpectedly.

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