Bee Movie

Bee Movie

Steve Hickner (2007)

86min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This smart and sassy animated adventure from DreamWorks was the first high-profile, big-screen venture for comedian Jerry Seinfeld, who co-wrote the screenplay and provides the voice for the story's hero, Barry B Benson. Young Barry is a honey bee from New Hive City who rebels against the prospect of a life spent toiling away for the Honex corporation. On a foray into Manhattan, he meets a florist called Vanessa (voiced by Renée Zellweger), and the pair strike up an inter-species friendship that is strictly forbidden in his world. From there the plot takes off in several directions, but the screenplay deftly treads the tightrope between keeping the kids amused and entertaining adults with some more topical gags. The supporting voice cast includes John Goodman as a lawyer and Chris Rock as a mosquito, while Ray Liotta and Sting (naturally) contribute fun cameos. Truly, the bee's knees.

Summary

A bee wearies of a life dedicated to producing honey and decides to leave his hive. During his foray into the wider world, he befriends a florist. However, when he realises what becomes of the honey his species toils so hard to make, he resolves to sue the entire human race for stealing from his fellow creatures. Animated comedy, with the voices of Jerry Seinfeld, Renee Zellweger and Chris Rock.

Cast & Crew

Barry B Benson Jerry Seinfeld
Vanessa Bloome Renée Zellweger
Adam Flayman Matthew Broderick
Layton T Montgomery John Goodman
Mooseblood Chris Rock
Ken Patrick Warburton
Trudy Megan Mullally
Janet Benson Kathy Bates
Lou Lo Duca Rip Torn
Ray Liotta Ray Liotta
Sting Sting
Director Steve Hickner
Director Simon J Smith
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: ParamountAvailable on: DVD and Blu-rayReleased on: 14 Dec 2007
Comedy Drama Children's