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Sunday, February 15, 2009

The Comic Critic Reviews The Secret Life of Bees

Several friends have already commented that my critique of this movie is a bit too harsh. They thought it struck the perfect balance of harsh topics with a smooth storyline, making it suitable for family viewing. I could not help but notice that those who made this argument were all women who enjoy a good tearjerker. It was then that I realized that this is a family-oriented chick flick. Now, I have to warn you guys, your eyes just might dampen. I know that I got a little misty at 20,000 feet watching The Secret Life of Bees on a Delta flight. Thankfully, my manliness was spared embarrassment since the cabin lights were off. With that in mind, I give it one-more-point-than-a-five (that would be a six). If you want a full-length version of its storyline (with some grit), read the novel.

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