The movie Bee Season was
based on the book Bee Season.
Movie details for Bee Season
The movie was released in
2005 and directed by Scott McGehee and David Siegel (III), who also directed The Deep End (2001).
Bee Season was produced by 20th Century Fox.
More information on the movie is available on Amazon.com and also IMDb.
Actors on this movie include Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella, Kate Bosworth, Corey Fischer, Sam Zuckerman, Joan Mankin, Piers Mackenzie, Lorri Holt, Brian Leonard (IV), Jamal Thornes, Kathy McGraw, John Evans (II), Alisha Mullally, John R. Searle, Seamus Genovese, Andrew Murray (IV), Dick Martin and Olivia Charles.
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An intelligent 11-year-old girl holds the key to solving her dysfunctional family's crisis in Bee Season, an intriguing drama that draws heavily on the mysterious power of words. Adapted by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (Running on Empty) from the popular novel ... Read More
An intelligent 11-year-old girl holds the key to solving her dysfunctional family's crisis in Bee Season, an intriguing drama that draws heavily on the mysterious power of words. Adapted by Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal (Running on Empty) from the popular novel by Myla Goldberg, this curiously involving movie focuses on the Naumanns, an academically inclined family led by Saul (Richard Gere), a stern father and emotionally distant husband who teaches Jewish theology in Berkeley. Driven to intellectual pursuits and intense study of the Kabbalah (especially its theological emphasis on the mystical importance of words), he barely notices his young daughter Eliza (Flora Cross) until she wins a regional spelling bee. Shifting his favor away from his rebellious son (Max Minghella) and a troubled wife (Juliette Binoche) still traumatized by a past tragedy, Saul invests his paternal pride in Eliza's spelling prowess, unaware that she's got some mystical powers of her own. As proven by their acclaimed mystery thriller The Deep End, co-directors Scott McGehee and David Siegel have a knack for Hitchcockian attention to visual details, and with a performance by 12-year-old Flora Cross that's wise beyond her years, Bee Season unfolds as a uniquely perceptive film about complex human behavior. Not for all tastes (as evident by the mixed reviews it received from critics), but very rewarding for anyone who tunes into its peculiar emotional wavelength. --Jeff Shannon