Bee Season Movie Review 2005

Information and Film Reviews for Bee Season the Movie

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Based on the bestselling novel by Myla Goldberg. Eleven-year-old Eliza (Cross), an average kid who lacks attention from her bright but aptly troubled parents, finds she's got a gift for spelling. Dad Saul (Gere), a religious studies professor and follower of Kabbalah mysticism, is at a loss as scientist wife Miriam (Binoche) teeters on the edge of instability. Meanwhile Eliza has fantastical visions of the words she is to spell as she wins local spelling bees and heads toward the national competition in Washington, D.C. Dad becomes obsessed with Eliza's gift, ignoring Miriam and their other child, Aaron (Minghella). Viewers who didn't read the book may be set adrift in this somewhat pretentious, but earnest film.

Distribution

Fox Home Entertainment, PO Box 900, Beverly Hills, CA 90213, Phone: (310)369-3900, Toll-free: 888-223-4FOX, Fax: (310)369-5811, URL: http://www.foxmovies.com/index1.html, Remarks: Also known as Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment

Available on DVD
Running time 104 minutes.
Originally from United States.

Cast and Crew

Genres
Family Drama, Gifted Children, Judaism, Elementary School/Junior High, Brothers & Sisters
Screenplay
Naomi Foner
Cast
Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella, Kate (Catherine) Bosworth
Cinematography
Giles Nuttgens
Director
Scott McGehee, David Siegel
Other
Nelson Stoll, Lauren Zuckerman, Michael E. Goldman, Mary Malin, Kelly McGehee
Producer
Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa, Bona Fide, 20th Century-Fox

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