The Secret Life of Bees


Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning head a stellar ensemble cast in this "wonderful film about family, independence and the transcendent power of love" (Minneapolis Star Tribune) based on the acclaimed best-selling novel. To escape her cruel, angry father -- and discover the truth about her late mother's past -- 14-year old Lily Owens flees with her caregiver and friend Rosaleen to a South Carolina town where she's taken in by the bee-keeping Boatwright sisters. Surrounded by the unexpected love, grace and spirituality she encounters there, Lily forms a bond with each of these uniquely gifted women and discovers that sometimes you must leave home in order to find it.


  • 8 Deleted Scenes
  • Audio Commentary With Director/Writer Gina Prince-Bythewood & Editor Terilyn Shropshire
  • Audio Commentary With Director/Writer Gina Prince-Bythewood, Producer Lauren Shuler Donner, & Actors Dakota Fanning & Queen Latifah
  • Featurettes: Adaptation - Bringing The Secret Life Of Bees To The Big Screen, The Women & Men Of The Secret Life Of Bees, Inside The Pink House With Sue Monk Kidd, A Day In The Life, & The World Premiere
  • Includes Both Original Theatrical & Director's Extended Cuts Of The Film


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Released - Tuesday, February 3 , 2009
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