The Secret Life of Bees (2008) Movie poster and book cover compared.

The Secret Life of Bees

Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2008

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The Secret Life of Bees
Sue Monk Kidd, 2001

The Secret Life of Bees is a movie directed by Gina Prince-Bythewood in 2008 and based on the book of the same name by Sue Monk Kidd, first published in 2001. The movie features Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah, Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo, Paul Bettany, and others.

What users say

“The movie is better than the book”

But the book is worth reading.

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RATING

7.2

/ 10

Movie Poster: The Secret Life of Bees (Gina Prince-Bythewood, 2008)

8.1

/ 10

Book Cover: The Secret Life of Bees (Sue Monk Kidd, 2001)

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AUDIOBOOK

Audiobook cover of The Secret Life of Bees, the 2001 book by Sue Monk Kidd.

The Secret Life of Bees

Read by: Jenna Lamia

Storyline

Lily Owens lives on a peach orchard in South Carolina in 1964. On Lily’s fourteenth birthday, as the harvest is beginning, societal and personal unrest consumes her life, and a string of events, a mix of mystical, terrifying, and unjust, pushes her to run away to find a better life.

Movie vs Book

Poster of The Secret Life of Bees, the 2008 movie by Gina Prince-Bythewood

Year

2008

Minutes

114

Movie Rate

7.20

Source: IMDb

Movie

The Secret Life of Bees

Country: USA

Year: 2008

Length: 1h54m

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Cover of The Secret Life of Bees, the 2001 book by Sue Monk Kidd

Year

2001

Pages

302

Book Rate

8.12

S: Goodreads

Book

The Secret Life of Bees

Country: USA

First published in: 2001

Length: 302 pages

Genre: Fiction

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Poster of The Secret Life of Bees, the 2008 movie by Gina Prince-Bythewood

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Cover of The Secret Life of Bees, the 2001 book by Sue Monk Kidd

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movie

IS IT WORTH WATCHING?

Poster of The Secret Life of Bees, the 2008 movie by Gina Prince-Bythewood

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25% No

9 votes

3 votes

book

IS IT WORTH READING?

Cover of The Secret Life of Bees, the 2001 book by Sue Monk Kidd

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7 votes

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