Barry B. Benson, a bee just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue them.
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Cast overview, first billed only:
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Barry B. Benson (voice)
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Vanessa Bloome (voice)
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Adam Flayman (voice)
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Ken (voice)
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Mooseblood (voice)
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Janet Benson (voice)
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Martin Benson (voice)
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Bee Larry King (voice)
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Ray Liotta (voice)
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Sting (voice)
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Judge Bumbleton (voice)
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Buzzwell (voice)
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Trudy (voice)
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Lou Lo Duca (voice)
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When the bee Barry B. Benson graduates from college, he finds that he will have only one job for his entire life, and absolutely disappointed, he joins the team responsible for bringing the honey and pollination of the flowers to visit the world outside the hive. Once in Manhattan, he is saved by the florist Vanessa and he breaks the bee law to thank Vanessa. They become friends and Barry discovers that humans exploit bees to sell the honey they produce. Barry decides to sue the human race, with destructive consequences to nature. Written by Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

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Rated PG for mild suggestive humor, and a brief depiction of smoking | See all certifications »

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A História de uma Abelha  »

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$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$25,565,462 (USA) (2 November 2007)

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$126,597,121 (USA) (8 February 2008)
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The character Martin Benson is a reference to an unseen character in Seinfeld: The Pez Dispenser (1992). "Marty Benson" allegedly died after Kramer poured ice-cold Gatorade on his head after a baseball game. See more »

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(at around 52 mins) When Ken confronts Barry in the bathroom, he rolls up a magazine. Barry asks what type of magazine it is, and Ken replies, "Italian Vogue". But it clearly says Paris on the front. See more »

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Vanessa: Are you all right?
Barry B. Benson: Yeah. What was that? Clip and Save circular?
Vanessa: Yes, it was. How did you know?
Barry B. Benson: Felt like about ten pages. 75 is pretty much our limit.
Vanessa: You sure got that down to a science.
Barry B. Benson: Oh, we have to. You know, I lost a cousin to Italian Vogue.
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References ER: Time of Death (2004) See more »

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Written by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
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Indescribably Boring
3 December 2008 | by See all my reviews

With most CG animated movies, I can watch them more than once. This isn't the case with Bee Movie. I've tried to watch it again on two separate occasions and I absolutely could not. It is indescribably boring and unfathomably dull. I could watch paint dry and be more engaged than this. They could have taken the themes of working class life and run with it, made it something that could really touch adults. Instead, they pretty much abandon that in a flash for a crazy "love story" that never really seems like a love story at all. Then they bring in things about bee cruelty, which intend to make the viewer "look through a bee's eyes" and abruptly abandon that for... I really don't know anymore. It's just one giant, honey-flavored mess. It's also laden with cheesy bee jokes and overused talent. Patrick Warburton and John Goodman have done enough animated movies recently to satisfy an entire century. So, in short, don't see this. It's easily one of Dreamworks' worst.


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