The Secret Life Of Bees
Fox Searchlight Pictures (2008)
In Collection
110 mins

Dakota Fanning Lily Owens
Queen Latifah August Boatwright
Jennifer Hudson Rosaleen Daise
Alicia Keys June Boatwright
Sophie Okonedo May Boatwright
Paul Bettany T. Ray Owens
Hilarie Burton Deborah Owens
Tristan Wilds Zach Taylor
Nate Parker Neil
Shondrella Avery Greta

Director Gina Prince-Bythewood
Producer Lauren Shuler Donner
James Lassiter
Writer Gina Prince-Bythewood
Sue Monk Kidd

In search of the truth regarding her late mothers life, Lily (Dakota Fanning) escapes her father and police and heads to a South Carolina town noted on one of her late mother’s few remaining possessions. In tow is her caretaker and friend Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). There they meet the Boatwright sister, including: the oldest and head of the home August (Queen Latifah) who runs a successful bee farm, June (Alicia Keys) a music teacher and NAACP activist, and the slightly off tilt sister May (Sophie Okonedo). Though the sisters don’t agree, they invite Lily and Rosaleen into their home. Offering not only shelter but life lessons in beekeeping, love and family.

Edition Details
Audience Rating PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Country USA
Language English
Barcode 024543556329
Region Region 1
Release Date 2/3/2009
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; French; Spanish; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Stereo [Spanish]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

- 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, Producers Lauren Shuler Donner & Joe Pichirallo, and Actors Dakota Fanning and Queen Latifah - Commentary with Director/Screenwriter Gina Prince-Bythewood and Film Editor Terilny Shropshire