Brain Food for Busy Bees Seeley, a biologist from Cornell University, had cut a notch out of the center of the board and inserted a tiny screened box called a queen cage. It housed a single honeybee queen, along with a few attendants.
Lily Owens played with open-eyed honestly by Dakota Fanning is raised in a loveless home by her cruel, distant father. Fourteen year old Lily longs for a mother she never knew. When her only friend, their black maid Rosaleen, is assaulted in a racist incident, the girls are forced to go on the run.
Lily and Rosaleen end up on the doorstep of the Boatwrights, the black sisters who own a successful honey farm. Lily concocts an elaborate lie to persuade the maternal August Boatwright played with warm dignity by Queen Latifah to temporarily take them in.
They are met with some resistance from the guarded June Alicia Keysa classical cellist and civil rights activist. But they are welcomed enthusiastically by the open-hearted May played with touching vulnerability by Sophie Okonedo.
They soon find that hyper-sensitive May is moved to tears by the mention of anything sad. August teaches Lily how to tend the bees, and May whole heartedly embraces both girls. They are soon accepted as part of the family. But Lily still needs to find the truth of why her mother left her.
This is a coming of age story and parable about how to cope with the painful truth and find forgiveness. As Lily's young love interest puts it, "It's not just about the truth. It's about what you do with it. June has closed her heart and built a protective wall to keep out hurtful emotions.
While May has completely opened her heart and feels everyone's pain. Her heart is open to joy but it is also an open wound. I loved being in this world and a part of this loving family - so much that I stayed for a second screening.
This is due in part to Gina Prince-Bythewood's excellent adaptation and the wonderful acting of Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, and especially Sophie Okonedo - who is literally the heart of the film.
If you're looking for a sweet way to spend the afternoon, "The Secret Life of Bees" will supply the honey. Jana Segal reel inspiration dot blogspot dot com 60 of 69 people found this review helpful.
Was this review helpful to you?The Secret Life Of Bees () IMDb min PG Subtitles and Closed Captions A drama, set in Southern U.S.
in 's, revolving around teenager Lily Owens (Fanning) and her nanny, Rosaleen (Hudson), who flee their hometown to escape their harsh upbringing and uncover the . The award-winning series that lifts the lid on the drama of life in the playground.
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The Secret Life of Bees is a major literary triumph about the search for love and belonging, a novel that possesses a rare wisdom about life and the power and divinity of the female spirit.
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I really enjoyed everyones acting. I had my doubts about Alicia Keys as I do all singers 59%.