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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. »


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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Bee Season is rated PG-13: for thematic elements, a scene of sensuality and brief strong language

Cast: Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Max Minghella, Flora Cross
Studio: 2005 Fox Searchlight Pictures

Detailed Review

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Why Is Bee Season Rated PG-13?

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