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The secret life of bees

Author: Lauren Shuler-DonnerGina Prince-BythewoodQueen LatifahDakota FanningJennifer Hudson; et al; All authors
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, ©2008.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : Secondary (senior high) school : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Theatrical ver. and director's extended cutView all editions and formats
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Lily Owens is a young girl who lives on the peach farm that her abusive father owns. Rosaleen is a black woman hired by Lily's father to be a stand-in mother for Lily. When Rosaleen and Lily walk into town they are approached by some white men. Rosaleen insults these racists by standing up for her rights. The angry men give her a beating and she ends up in the hospital. Lily's father rescues Lily but not Rosaleen so  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Film adaptations
Films for the hearing impaired
Adventure
Drama
Teatro
Named Person: Sue Monk Kidd; Sue Monk Kidd
Material Type: Secondary (senior high) school, Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Lauren Shuler-Donner; Gina Prince-Bythewood; Queen Latifah; Dakota Fanning; Jennifer Hudson; Alicia Keys; Sophie Okonedo; Nate Parker; Paul Bettany; Sue Monk Kidd; Fox Searchlight Pictures.; Overbrook Entertainment (Firm); Donner's Company (Firm); Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.; et al
OCLC Number: 300105781
Language Note: English or dubbed Spanish dialogue with optional English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Notes: Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 2008.
Credits: Director of photography, Rogier Stoffers ; production designer, Warren Alan Young ; edited by Terilyn A. Shropshire ; costume designer, Sandra Hernandez ; music by Mark Isham.
Cast: Queen Latifah (August Boatwright); Dakota Fanning (Lily Owens); Jennifer Hudson (Rosaleen); Alicia Keys (June Boatwright); Sophie Okonedo (May Boatwright); Nate Parker; Paul Bettany (T. Ray Owens).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material and some violence.
Description: 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD ; NTSC, region 1 ; widescreen (2.35:1) presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; dual layer disc.
Contents: Special features: theatrical version; director's extended cut; 8 deleted scenes; "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; "The world premiere" featurette; commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood, producer Lauren Shuler Donner & Joe Pichirallo, and actors Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifa; commentary with director/screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood and film editor Terilyn Shropshire.
Other Titles: Secret life of bees (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Fox Searchlight Pictures presents an Overbrook Entertainment/Donners' Company production, a Gina Prince-Bythewood film ; produced by Lauren Shuler Donner ... [et al.] ; written for the screen and directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood.

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Lily Owens is a young girl who lives on the peach farm that her abusive father owns. Rosaleen is a black woman hired by Lily's father to be a stand-in mother for Lily. When Rosaleen and Lily walk into town they are approached by some white men. Rosaleen insults these racists by standing up for her rights. The angry men give her a beating and she ends up in the hospital. Lily's father rescues Lily but not Rosaleen so Lily talks Rosaleen into running away. They end up in a town that Lily believes her mother once lived in. They go to live with the three Boatwright sisters on their honey farm, and there Lily finds solace in the mesmerizing world of beekeeping.

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The Secret Life of Bees [Video recording]

by ahthai (WorldCat user published 2009-08-02) Excellent Permalink

A very emotional film that will bring tears to your eyes.  The actors done a very great job on the film.

"ENCHANTING...HEARTWARMING." - Roger Ebert, CHICAGO SUN-TIMES

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