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Bee Movie

  • Drama
  • Comedy
  • 2007
  • Steve Hickner
  • 86 mins
  • U

Summary

Animated comedy featuring the voices of Jerry Seinfeld and Renée Zellweger. On a mission from New Hive City into Manhattan, pollen jock Barry B Benson becomes lost and breaks bee law when he talks to florist Vanessa, who helps him. Shocked by the discovery that humans have been stealing bees' honey, Barry goes to court to stop the theft, but his well-meaning action causes unforeseen problems for both his home and the wider world.

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Review

A star rating of 4 out of 5.

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.

Credits

Cast

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Barry B BensonJerry Seinfeld
Vanessa BloomeRenée Zellweger
Adam FlaymanMatthew Broderick
Layton T MontgomeryJohn Goodman
MoosebloodChris Rock
KenPatrick Warburton
TrudyMegan Mullally
Janet BensonKathy Bates
Lou Lo DucaRip Torn
Ray LiottaRay Liotta
StingSting

Crew

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DirectorSteve Hickner
DirectorSimon J Smith

Details

Theatrical distributor
Paramount
Released on
2007-12-14
Languages
English
Available on
DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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