The Secret Life of Bees

Hilarie as Deborah Owens

Genre: Drama
Release Date: October 17, 2008
Running Time: 1h 54min
Director: Gina Prince-Bythewood
Screenplay: Gina Prince-Bythewood (screenplay), Sue Monk Kidd (novel)
Cast: Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany, Hilarie Burton, …


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 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.