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Secret Life of Bees Arriving February 3

I loved the book and loved the movie even more. This heartwarming and empowering story based on the celebrated best-selling novel by the same name, The Secret Life of Bees arrives on DVD and Blu-ray disc February 3. Set during the turbulent Civil Rights era, The Secret Life of Bees stars Dakota Fanning (Charlotte’s Web, War of the Worlds) as 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, Lily flees with her caregiver 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 bees and honey, and is forced to confront her own dark past and discover what it means to be a family. A thought-provoking and emotional film, The Secret Life of Bees explores the undeniable desire for a sense of belonging and the often-daunting journeys that must be navigated in order to achieve it.

Based on the award-winning novel by Sue Monk Kidd, The Secret Life of Bees was on the New York Times best-seller list for two years and sold over 4.7 million copies. The film features a critically acclaimed supporting cast including Academy Award-winner Jennifer Hudson (Dreamgirls, Sex and the City), Oscar nominees Queen Latifah (Best Supporting Actress, Chicago) and Sophie Okonedo (Best Supporting Actress, Hotel Rwanda) and 16-time Grammy Award-winner Alicia Keys. A universal story about the powerful discovery of family, hope and love, The Secret Life of Bees DVD includes features with the cast and crew, extended scenes and more.

This is a great film to share with your school age children as it offers excellent talking points about civil rights and American history.

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