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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.
Why Is Bee Season Rated PG-13?
Bee Season is rated PG-13 for thematic elements, a scene of sensuality and brief strong language
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Content is limited to a scene of passionate sexuality between parents (with no nudity), as well as two uses of a sexual expletive and one other profanity. A mental illness causing illegal behavior is depicted and some moments of tense family conflict are seen. There is one “jump” moment when a dog lunges at a glass window.
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Canadian Movie Ratings
Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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.