Bee Season


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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And this spell makes you invisible...
And this spell makes you invisible...

Credits

Cast
Richard Gere, Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella, Kate Bosworth
Director
Scott McGehee, David Siegel
ScreenplayNaomi Foner, from the novel by Myla Goldberg
MusicPeter Nashel
CinematographyGiles Nuttgens
Sound formatsDolby
SA distributorNu Metro
Made in2005
Produced byBee Season Productions Inc., Fox Searchlight Pictures, Bona Fide Productions, i5 Films, Epsilon Motion Pictures, Fox Searchlab, Regency Enterprises

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreFamily / drama
LanguageMild
NudityNone
SexImplied, discreet
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
4
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
4
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
3
Imitative Behaviour
1
Frightening / Tense Scenes
2
Jump Scenes
2
Tense Family Scenes
4
Music (Scary/Tense)
1
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

Cape Times
Kenneth Turan
10
Mail & Guardian
Shaun de Waal
10
The Star
Tanya Farber
10
Sunday Times
Barry Ronge
15
BBC
Stella Papamichael
5
Box Office
Ed Scheid
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
5
Rolling Stone
Peter Travers
10
ReelViews
James Berardinelli
13

What the People say

Internet
305 Netizens
12

Average .. 55%

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