The secret life of bees [videorecording] / Fox Searchlight Pictures presents an Overbrook Entertainment/Donners' Company production ; a Gina Prince-Bythewood film
DVDs | 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment | c2008 | [Widescreen version.]
Available at Adult DVD-Feature Film (Call number: DVD S DRAMA)
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Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, c2008.
1 videodisc (110 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
DVD; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby surround.
Includes English and dubbed Spanish language soundtracks, with optional subtitles in English, French, or Spanish.
Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo.
Producers, James Lassiter, Ewan Leslie, Joe Pichirallo, Lauren Shuler Donner, Will Smith ; screenplay/director, Gina Prince-Bythewood ; director of photography, Rogier Stoffers ; editor, Terilyn A. Shropshire ; music, Mark Isham.
Originally released as a motion picture in 2008.
Based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
Includes both theatrical version and director's extended cut.
MPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material and some violence.
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.
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.
MW, 2-09; 3-09(add)