Lauren Shuler Donner, Will Smith, James Lassiter, Joe Pichirallo
Gina Prince-Bythewood Sue Monk Kidd
Fox Searchlight Pictures
Oct 16, 2008
North Carolina, USA
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Dakota Fanning, Queen Latifah and Jennifer Hudson star in this heartwarming drama adapted from the best-selling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. Set in South Carolina in 1964, Lily Owens (Fanning) is a lonely 14-year-old girl who decides to run away from an unhappy life with her father. Accompanied by her caregiver (Hudson), she finds refuge with an African-American woman (Latifah) and her sisters (Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo). The women own a successful honey business, and through the process of beekeeping Lily is able to learn some valuable life lessons.