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Runaway Lily Owens (Dakota Fanning) thinks she has found the sweet life when she and her friend Rosaleen Daise (Jennifer Hudson) take refuge with three sisters (Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo) who operate a honey business. But a white girl living with the black family in 1964 South Carolina soon draws attention and the fourteen-year-old finds herself facing the sting of racial prejudice, as well as revisiting the bitterness of her past.

MPAA Rating PG-13 or thematic material and some violence.
Theatrical Release October 17, 2008
Cast Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah,
Run Time 110
2008 Twentieth Century Fox Official Movie Website

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