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The secret life of bees

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Widescreen version.


English or Spanish dialogue with English, Spanish, or French subtitles; closed-captioned.


Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany.

Publication Information

Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2009]


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Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd.

Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.

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 Lilly. Rosaleen insults some of the biggest racists in their town. Lily and Rosaleen run away to a town Lily believes that her mother once lived in. They go to live with the three Boatwright sisters on their honey farm. She finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping.

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