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Bee Season

Competition proves unhealthy for the Naumann family after young Eliza (Flora Cross) success in a spelling bee unwittingly stirs up her father's (Richard Gere) passion for Jewish mysticism, her brother's (Max Minghella) religious rebellion, and her mother's (Juliette Binoche) secret problem. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: A-
Sexual Content: C-
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: A
Run Time: 104
Theater Release: 10 Nov 2005
Video Release: 03 Apr 2006
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Home Video Extra Features

DVD Release Date: 4 April 2006

Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment buzzes about releasing both the wide and full screen versions of Bee Season on one DVD. Fans may be all a flutter over the bonus extras too, which include six deleted scenes and three featurettes: The Essence of Bee Season, the Cutting Room Floor, and the Making of Bee Season. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby Digital Surround 5.1), with subtitles in English and French.

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