|Release||October 17, 2008 (Wide)|
|Cast||Queen Latifah, Dakota Fanning, Jennifer Hudson, Sophie Okonedo, Alicia Keys, Paul Bettany, Hilarie Burton, Nate Parker|
|Writer||Sue Monk Kidd, Gina Prince-Bythewood|
Set in South Carolina in 1964, the film is the moving tale of Lily Owens (Fanning), a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother (Burton). To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father (Bettany), Lily flees with Rosaleen (Hudson), her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters (Latifah, Okonedo, and Keys), Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey, and the Black Madonna.