Bee Season details
|Starring:||Juliette Binoche, Mia Bernardino, Aida Bernardino, Heather Barberie, Justin Alioto, Heath, Kate Bosworth, Max Minghella, Max Minghella, Jared Dorrance, Velina Brown, Richard Gere|
|Directors:||David Siegel, Scott McGehee|
|Studio:||20TH CENTURY FOX HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
|Run time:||1 hour 44 minutes|
|Rental release:||Limited availability|
|Hearing impaired subtitles:||English|
Most helpful review
What paths, if any, lead to god?By a customer from a soft armchair , 01 Apr 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]This story deals with the individuals search for understanding through religion, mysticism or by whatever path. It revolves around a child's almost supernatural ability to spell discovered during a regional competition, the Spelling Bee. It starts out with all the best ingredients, Juliette Binoche as always demonstrates her command of emotion and Richard Gere his subtlety but I'm afraid this cake doesn't rise. I think the script lost its way and while it held my attention on the promise of answers to the questions posed the end lacked any profound depth. It left me wondering what point they had been trying to make. The original book was probably more satisfying.
- Was this review helpful to you?
- (5) Yes |
- No (1)
Could have been greatBy Annielaurie56 (4 reviews) , 27 Feb 2013I haven't read the book, and I must say there are parts of the film which don't make sense. It took me some time to figure out where the wife is going at night, and even longer to see why. There is irony in the story, in that the man who spends his career looking for something is too blind to see what's happening in his own family. An interesting film, but certainly with some shortcomings.
An unusual topic for a film..................By Dot2 (170 reviews) from Leicestershire , 12 Aug 2011A strange film in many ways. Yes, it's slow and lacks sparkle, but there is a meaning in there somewhere. I think I understand what it was all about, but I certainly couldn't write a thesis on it. On the whole though, I enjoyed it.
Ruined a great bookBy a customer from Warwick , 03 Jun 2009Bee Season was a terrific book, but the movie took all of the subtlety out of the story and made it Hollywood. I suppose the story was not flashy enough for the big screen, so they felt they needed to make it more exciting with strange cinematography, odd special effects, and even changes in the plot. In any case, they ruined it for me.
excellent cast but............................By basilbrush (1 review) from Wells , 15 Mar 2009Brilliant actors, especially the young girl at the centre of the film, but the plot was vague, disconnected and slow. Some moments of joy but these were quickly forgotten in the need to force myself to watch until the the end, so that I could be fair in my view, especially if a friend decides to watch it. Turgid
Bee Season (2005)By a customer from London, England , 05 Jan 2009A surprising lack of depth and meaning for a film filled with four characters attempts to find it.