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Bee Season (2005)

Bee Season

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

November 11, 2005 (Limited)

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Duration

104 min.

Production Budget

$14 millions

Studio

Fox Searchlight Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Nothing's perfect, but it's worth seeing.    Readers  Be the 1st!

Cast and Crew


Director

Scott McGehee, David Siegel

Producer

Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa

Screenwriter

Naomi Foner Gyllenhaal

Starring

Story


Eliza Naumann (Flora Cross) has no reason to believe she is anything but ordinary. Her father Saul (Richard Gere), a beloved university professor, dotes on her talented elder brother Aaron (Max Minghella). Her scientist mother, Miriam (Juliette Binoche), seems consumed by her career. When a spelling bee threatens to reaffirm her mediocrity, Eliza amazes everyone: she wins. Her newfound gift garners an invitation not only to the national competition, but an entrée into the world of words and Jewish mysticism that have so long captivated her father's imagination. But Eliza's unexpected success hurls the Naumann family dynamic into a tailspin, long-held secrets emerge and she is forced to depend upon her own divination to hold the family together.

Pictures (13 photos)


Richard Gere as Saul and Flora Cross as Eliza in BEE SEASON (2005)
Max Minghella as Aaron Naumann in Fox Searchlight Pictures' BEE SEASON (2005)

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..works earnestly to transform unfamiliar concepts of philosophy..”
by Lisa Schwarzbaum [Entertainment Weekly]
“..pretty phony..”
by [The Filmiliar Cineaste]
“..loses its sting along the way..”
by [E! Online]