Friday, August 22, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees Trailer

The Secret Life of Bees, a new film adaptation of the Sue Monk Kidd novel.

It's 1964 and young Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) is on the run from her cruel father (Paul Bettany). She and her caregiver, Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson), stumble onto a group of sisters in South Carolina who give them refuge and don't ask any questions. The sisters are played by Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo, and Alicia Keys.

Now, because we mentioned that the movie is set in South Carolina in 1964, you can probably see where some of this story is headed since we have a white teenager living with four black women. Some folks in South Carolina still prefer the Confederate flag, so...

Anyway, it's hard not to take notice of the cast and the appearance of the Fox Searchlight studio logo has been a pretty good indicator of quality over the past few years. All in all, this looks like one you may need to take seriously.

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