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The Secret Life of Bees Opens Oct. 17! Produced & Directed by Black Women! (1354 hits)

The Secret Life Of Bees, based on the best-selling novel by Sue Monk-Kidd,is an inspirational coming of age story set in the South during 1964, the year of the Civil Rights Act and intensifying racial unrest.

This film is a moving tale of Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) 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 (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.

The Secret Life of Bees is a powerful story of coming-of-age, of the ability of love to transform our lives, and the often unacknowledged longing for the universal feminine divine. Addressing the wounds of loss, betrayal, and the scarcity of love, the movie demonstrates the power of women coming together to heal those wounds, to mother each other and themselves, and to create a sanctuary of true family and home.

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Posted By: Pam Perry
Friday, October 17th 2008 at 7:14PM
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I'm taking my daughter TONIGHT!!! I can't wait to see it.
Friday, October 17th 2008 at 7:57PM
Dee Gray
Gina Prince-Bythewood, the director, also directed "Love & Basketball". I LOVED that movie and am sure to love this one, too.
Friday, October 17th 2008 at 7:59PM
Dee Gray
I read this book years ago and loved it
I can't wait to see the movie
Friday, October 17th 2008 at 8:23PM
kim robinson
I went to see the movie on October 18th. I enjoyed as always seeing blacks on the big screen. I found these aspects were shown in the movie: strength, weakness, hope, love, bonding and grief. It was pleasant to watch. However, I felt it missed something....I think, it was not enough depth into the characters. I didn't know who to stick with as my prime movie character's role model. I felt as if it tossed about them with quick overviews. It could of been the objective of the movie, I'm not sure. I always seek to attach to a least one or two main characters, but I must say I didn't find one I could attach to in the movie. It may have been the purpose, or objective of the movie's perception. Me, I'm not a movie critic, but it's worth a look. Bring your handerchief, it's a tear-jerker.
Monday, October 20th 2008 at 9:19AM
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