Did anyone see this movie? I think it’s about two years old and in my opinion, very poorly named. I was expecting something along the lines of Akeelah and the Bee (which is a good family film — you should definitely watch it with your tween). Instead, I got a provocative, often sad movie, which is partly about a spelling bee, but is probably not appropriate for children. It is really about family relationships, and people searching for God in their lives. The bee is merely a backdrop and a catalyst. Bee Season felt very literary (it is based on a novel) and left me with more questions than answers — no tidy, happy ending. I needed someone to discuss it with, but because I watched it alone, no dice. Online reviews were very divided — people either loved it or hated it — I think because some people were expecting a different sort of movie. So has anyone seen this? Won’t you see it and then leave a comment so I can discuss this with someone?
p.s. I’m not in love with Richard Gere, and his character in this movie sucks all of the air out of a room, but Juliette Binoche is lovely, lovely, lovely. Remember her in Chocolat? This made me want to see all of her films.