And this spell makes you invisible...
The ''Bee'' in the title refers to the American competions known as 'Spelling Bees', where kids try to outspell each other. In essence an examination of a family breaking down, the story centres on the 11 year old daughter, who displays an extraordinary talent for spelling. When her Jewish academic father realises her talent, he begins schooling her in the Jewish Kabbalah, while almost ignoring his wife and son. His son seeks refuge in another religion, while his wife becomes increasingly erratic.
102 minutes , Parental Guidance (Language, Sex) Drama, On the art circuit
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Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella, Kate Bosworth
Scott McGehee, David Siegel Screenplay Naomi Foner, from the novel by Myla Goldberg Music Peter Nashel Cinematography Giles Nuttgens Sound formats Dolby Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2005
Produced by Bee Season Productions Inc., Fox Searchlight Pictures, Bona Fide Productions, i5 Films, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Fox Searchlab, Regency Enterprises
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FPB Report (SA)
Genre Family / drama
Sex Implied, discreet
Drug abuse None
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ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Times Kenneth Turan 10
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 10
The Star Tanya Farber 10
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 15 International Media
BBC (UK) Stella Papamichael 5
Box Office (USA) Ed Scheid 10
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 20
eye Weekly (Canada) Adam Nayman 5
Rolling Stone (US) Peter Travers 10
ReelViews (USA) James Berardinelli 13
IMDB 305 Netizens 12
Average .. 55% 11
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