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Still shot from the movie: The Secret Life of Bees.

The Secret Life of Bees

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. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: A-
Violence: C
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Run Time: 110
Theater Release: 17 Oct 2008
Video Release: 03 Feb 2009
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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MPAA Rating (United States)

The Secret Life of Bees is rated PG-13 or thematic material and some violence.


Canadian Movie Ratings


CMPDA (Canadian Home Video)

Rated PG

Maritime Provinces Movie Ratings

Rated PG --

Quebec Movie Ratings

Rated G --

Ontario Movie Ratings

Rated 14A -- Language May Offend. Disturbing Content.

Manitoba Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Mature Theme.

Saskatchewan Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence, Coarse Language

Alberta Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Coarse Language, Not Recommended For Young Children

British Columbia Movie Ratings

Rated PG -- Violence, Coarse Language

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