|aThe secret life of bees|h[videorecording] /|cFox 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.
|aBeverly Hills, Calif. :|b20th Century Fox Home Entertainment ;|aTaipei :|bYing Jei,|cc2009.
|a1 videodisc (110 min.) :|bsd., col. ;|c4 3/4 in.
|aBased on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd.
|aSpecial 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.
|aDirector of photography, Rogier Stoffers ; production designer, Warren Alan Young ; edited by Terilyn A. Shropshire ; costume designer, Sandra Hernandez ; music by Mark Isham.
|aQueen Latifah (August Boatwright); Dakota Fanning (Lily Owens); Jennifer Hudson (Rosaleen); Alicia Keys (June Boatwright); Sophie Okonedo (May Boatwright); Nate Parker; Paul Bettany (T. Ray Owens).
|aLily 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.
|aMPAA rating: PG-13; for thematic material and some violence.
|aDVD, region 1, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital surround, dual layer, NTSC.
|aEnglish or dubbed Spanish dialogue; English, French, or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
|aKidd, Sue Monk.|tSecret life of bees.
|aAbused teenagers|zSouthern States|vDrama.
|aAfrican American sisters|zSouthern States|vDrama.