The Secret Life of Bees ( 2008 )


Set in South Carolina in 1964, this is the tale of Lily Owens a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past.


The story highlights the transformative power of love in various forms.

The film shows deep compassion between characters from different backgrounds.

Strong bonds of friendship are a key element.

Characters demonstrate bravery in the face of adversity.

Themes of forgiveness are central to the story.

Promotes understanding and acceptance of racial differences.

dark 7/10

Themes of loss, abandonment, and racial prejudice are prevalent.

violence 6/10

Includes scenes of racial tension and physical confrontations.

language 5/10

Contains some strong language that may be inappropriate for children.

intimacy 3/10

Mild romantic elements and implications of intimacy.