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Showing posts with label The secret life of bees Jada Smith Will Smith Jennifer Hudson Queen Latifah Alicia Keys Sophie Okonedo Nate Parker. Show all posts

Monday, October 20, 2008

The Secret Life of Bees.

This is a great family movie and I think every one will enjoy it. The hubby and I saw it on Saturday. I read the book a few years back when it was a one of those Book Club selection. I didn't remember all the details of the book, but as the movie unfolded, I found it to be very true to the book. (Check out the trailer)

We as people get a little annoyed when white people write stories about us, particularly when they fit the "Magic Negro" model. You know the ones where the black hero seems to have no purpose in life other than solving all the problems of white people. Remember The Green Mile and Driving Miss Daisy.

But it was a good book that turns out to be an excellent vehicle for black movie talent...and they didn't even have to sing. Will and Jada Smith produced it. The stars were Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, the amazing Sophie Okonedo (Hotel Rwanda), Nate Parker (The Great Debaters). Dakota Fanning always delivers.

The timing of the release was perfect. When you see what Jennifer Hudson's character goes through to register to vote, you will be inspired.