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Title The secret life of bees [videorecording] / 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.

Imprint Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2008.


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 Eureka DVD Collection  DVD352    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Secret    ---  Available
 Pittsburg 1st Fl DVD Collection  DVD Secret c.2  ---  Available
Description 1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Includes both theatrical version and director's extended cut.
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.
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, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Nate Parker, Paul Bettany.
Summary 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.
Audience MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material and some violence.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround, dual layer, NTSC.
Source NAV 2/9 PPL
Language English or dubbed Spanish dialogue; English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Abused teenagers -- Southern States -- Drama.
Beekeepers -- Southern States -- Drama.
African American sisters -- Southern States -- Drama.
Abused teenagers -- Southern States -- Drama.
Beekeepers -- Southern States -- Drama.
Feature films.
DVD-Video discs.
United States -- Race relations -- Drama.
United States -- Race relations -- Drama.
Genre/Form Film adaptations.
Added Author Shuler-Donner, Lauren.
Prince-Bythewood, Gina.
Latifah, Queen, 1970-
Fanning, Dakota, 1994-
Hudson, Jennifer, 1981-
Keys, Alicia.
Okonedo, Sophie.
Parker, Nate, 1979-
Bettany, Paul, 1971-
Kidd, Sue Monk. Secret life of bees.
Fox Searchlight Pictures.
Overbrook Entertainment (Firm)
Donner's Company (Firm)
Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc.
Standard No. 024543556329

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