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The Secret Life of Bees (2008)

PG-13
114 min | Drama

Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, 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 T-Ray, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her ...See moreSet in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens, 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 T-Ray, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping. Written by Fox Searchlight Pictures See less
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$ 11,000,000
Opening Wknd
$ 10,527,799
Gross (USA)
$ 37,770,162
Gross (World)
$ 39,947,322
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Oct 17, 2008 (United States)

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Dakota Fanning
Lily Owens Lily Owens   See fewer
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Queen Latifah
August Boatwright August Boatwright   See fewer
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Rosaleen Daise Rosaleen Daise   See fewer
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June Boatwright June Boatwright   See fewer
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Sophie Okonedo
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Paul Bettany
T. Ray Owens T. Ray Owens   See fewer
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Hilarie Burton
Deborah Owens Deborah Owens   See fewer
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Tristan Mack Wilds
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Sugar Girl Sugar Girl   See fewer
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Young Lily Young Lily   See fewer
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Young Lily Young Lily   See fewer
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Young Lily Young Lily   See fewer
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Teenager Teenager   See fewer
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7.3 / 10 | 22,226 votes