The Secret Life of Bees

The Secret Life of Bees ★★★

Stays at a maudlin register and leaves the supporting characters underdeveloped- Jennifer Hudson in particular is paid dust- but this is very sweet and a good showcase for Queen Latifah and Dakota Fanning. If you have any patience at all for Lifetime-esque vibes and big 'based on a novel' energy this is well worth your time.

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