Dearest friends, treat yourself to a good cry (you know the good kind) and catch "Secret Life of Bees" at your nearest theatre. I had the pleasure of catching the matine with Charlie and Stacie yesterday afternoon. It's always a risk watching a movie of a book I've enjoyed but it had been a long time since I'd read this beautiful novel by Sue Monk Kidd. In this case the movie was not a dissapointment. Dakota Fanning touches the part of our hearts that repeats the stories of how we've ruined things in our past. Queen Latifah, much like the Charater "Papa" in The Shack provides the strong, wise mother figure standing by to help us discover the love that was always there. Jennifer Hudson, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okenedo each provide special and convincing supporting roles. The setting in place (rural South Carolina) and time (1960's) is a timely reminder of our priveledge and duty to vote on Tuesday (a sub plot is the Civil Rights bill which allowed blacks to vote). And I'm always a sucker for a good coming of age flick. This is a movie I'm definately investing in for my home stash when it comes out for sale.
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