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The Secret Life Of Bees - A Touching Inspirational Movie for all women! (1277 hits)

Actors Dakota Fanning, Sophie Okonedo, Tristan Wilds, director Gina Prince-Bythewood, actor/singer Alicia Keys and actress Queen Latifah pose together at the 2008 Toronto Film Festival’s premiere of “The Secret Life Of Bees”. The film stars Alicia, Queen Latifah, and Sophie Okonedo as sisters - as well Jennifer Hudson, Nate Parker and Tristian Wilds.

Living on a peach farm in South Carolina with her harsh, unyielding father, Lily Owens has shaped her entire life around one devastating, blurred memory--the afternoon her mother was killed, when Lily was four. Since then, her only real companion has been the fierce-hearted, and sometimes just fierce, black woman Rosaleen, who acts as her "stand-in mother."

When Rosaleen insults three of the deepest racists in town, Lily knows it's time to spring them both free. They take off in the only direction Lily can think of, toward a town called Tiburon, South Carolina--a name she found on the back of a picture amid the few possessions left by her mother.

There they are taken in by an eccentric trio of black beekeeping sisters named May, June, and August. Lily thinks of them as the calendar sisters and enters their mesmerizing secret world of bees and honey, and of the Black Madonna who presides over this household of strong, wise women. Maternal loss and betrayal, guilt and forgiveness entwine in a story that leads Lily to the single thing her heart longs for most.

The Secret Life of Bees has a rare wisdom about life--about mothers and daughters and the women in our lives who become our true mothers. A remarkable story about the divine power of women and the transforming power of love, this is a stunning debut whose rich, assured, irresistible voice gathers us up and doesn't let go, not for a moment. It is the kind of novel that women share with each other and that mothers will hand down to their daughters for years to come.

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Posted By: Minister Celeste Kelley
Thursday, October 2nd 2008 at 4:22PM
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