The Secret Life of Bees

I recently saw the movie “The Secret Life of Bees”. This is a great movie about strong women who support and encourage each other through tough times. The main character, Lily, flees her abusive father, searching for safety and answers to her questions.

The movie does a good job of portraying domestic violence. Lily’s mother is portrayed as a beautiful and bright woman who is attracted to Lily’s father for all the right reasons. But, as is true to life, Lily’s father hides his abusiveness until Lily’s mother is pregnant and can no longer just walk away. The abuse escalates and lives are destroyed.

Despite the heavy nature of the topics explored in the movie, “The Secret Life of Bees” is a very uplifting and encouraging story. I saw it with my parents, and my son. After the movie, we couldn’t stop talking about it. My son is 13 and my folks are in their 70’s. We had all been drawn in by this great story of amazing women. I’d highly recommend the movie to anyone. I think I just recommended it to you!

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  1. I saw this film a few weeks ago and I’ve never cried so hard in a movie before. I appreciate that you’re making the links between this film and our lives and culture. Great blog!

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