6.3/10
515
10 user 5 critic

Once I Was a Beehive (2015)

Trailer
2:23 | Trailer

Watch Now

From $2.99 on Amazon Video

After losing her father to cancer, a teenage girl reluctantly joins her new step-cousin at a summer camp for Latter-Day Saint (A.K.A: Mormon) girls.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
2,878 ( 391)
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Visiting the charming lake town of Culver, a boy genius and his sister race against bullies to find a treasure hidden by an eccentric philanthropist.

Director: Paul Tomborello
Stars: Katherine McNamara, Jamie Kennedy, Leigh-Allyn Baker
Drama | Family | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Children who were held hostage in their elementary school tell stories of miraculous things, but many adults are skeptical that the Cokeville Miracle ever truly happened.

Director: T.C. Christensen
Stars: Nathan Stevens, Jasen Wade, Caitlin E.J. Meyer
The R.M. (2003)
Comedy | Crime | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Jared Phelps (Kirby Heyborne) has completed two years of full-time missionary service for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. His mission president has promised him that he ... See full summary »

Director: Kurt Hale
Stars: Kirby Heyborne, Daryn Tufts, Will Swenson
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.2/10 X  

16-year-old Kelly quits an elite gymnastics program and moves to Australia. To help out a new friend and show up an old rival she re-enters competitive gymnastics, she'll have to find a way... See full summary »

Director: Clay Glen
Stars: Kelli Berglund, Peta Shannon, Lili Karamalikis
Adventure | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.1/10 X  

When a new doctor moves in next door, the neighborhood kids make it their mission to ensure he is not a creepy guardian of a terrible neighbor-eating monster.

Director: Mark Cartier
Stars: Denise Richards, Chris Browning, Luke Colombero
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A mummy who realizes that he may never be as famous as his pharaoh-father seeks to boost his confidence by participating in a special contest, with the help of his best friend.

Director: Pim van Hoeve
Stars: Roeland Fernhout, Jennifer Hoffman, Katja Schuurman
23 Blast (2014)
Drama | Family | Sport
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

When a high school football star is suddenly stricken with irreversible total blindness, he must decide whether to live a safe handicapped life or bravely return to the life he once knew and the sport he still loves.

Director: Dylan Baker
Stars: Mark Hapka, Bram Hoover, Stephen Lang
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

An orphan who practices hypnosis faces off against a bank robber who wants her book on the art form.

Director: Christopher N. Rowley
Stars: Raffey Cassidy, Anne-Marie Duff, Dominic Monaghan
Biography | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

After a near-fatal accident, on a horse the experts thought was nothing special, a determined rider from the wrong side of the tracks defies all the odds to pursue her dreams of winning a national jumping championship.

Director: Vic Armstrong
Stars: Nikki Reed, Linda Hamilton, Ving Rhames
Saige Paints the Sky (TV Movie 2013)
Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.3/10 X  

Meet nine-year old Saige, a talented artist with a passion for horses, in this modern-day story about finding your voice! Saige is excited about the new school year, until she discovers ... See full summary »

Director: Vince Marcello
Stars: Sidney Fullmer, Alexandra Peters, Alana Gordillo
Goosebumps (2015)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

A teenager teams up with the daughter of young adult horror author R. L. Stine after the writer's imaginary demons are set free on the town of Madison, Delaware.

Director: Rob Letterman
Stars: Jack Black, Dylan Minnette, Odeya Rush
Invisible Sister (TV Movie 2015)
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Teenager Cleo's school science project goes quite awry, causing her popular older sister Molly to go invisible.

Director: Paul Hoen
Stars: Rowan Blanchard, Paris Berelc, Karan Brar
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Paris Warner ...
Lane Speer
Lisa Clark ...
Carrie Carrington
...
Holly Valentine
...
Bree Carrington
Barta Heiner ...
Nedra
Amy Biedel ...
Audrey Speer
...
Robert Speer
...
Tristan Samuelson
...
Charlotte
...
Mindy
...
Myleka
...
Paige
Mila Smith ...
Phoebe Valentine
Audrey Nelson ...
Hannah
Zoe Wilde ...
Mykelle
Edit

Storyline

Lane Speer is a 16 year old girl who spends her family vacations camping in the mountains. She takes the memories for granted until she loses her father to a bout with cancer. Only a year later, as Lane is still reeling from her father's death, her mother marries a guy that Lane hardly knows. Worst of all, he is a Mormon. To top it off, while they are on their honeymoon, they arrange to have her stay with her Mormon step-aunt who takes her away to a bible-themed girls camp with a bunch of young Mormon girls. Confronted with memories of camping with her family, she tries to find peace with her new surroundings and deal with the death of her father.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

lds film | female protagonist | See All (2) »

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief peril
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Girls Camp  »

Box Office

Opening Weekend:

$20,864 (USA) (2 October 2015)

Gross:

$597,031 (USA) (16 October 2015)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Color:

See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie was filmed in 15 days. See more »

Connections

References Harry Potter and the Sorcerer's Stone (2001) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A Uplifting Family Film To Experience
14 August 2015 | by (Salt Lake City) – See all my reviews

I had the opportunity to catch this film as it was still be fine tuned at the LDS Film Festival in early March of 2015. It was being screened just prior to a session in which a film that I had made was being screened. I'm always interested in seeing what other LDS filmmakers are doing and this one (which at the time didn't have a final title selected yet) sounded like fun. "Once I Was a Beehive" turned out to be one of the highlights of the festival -- a delight from start to finish. I laughed and cried and thoroughly enjoyed the film from start to finish. McAllen Nelson, who directed and wrote the screenplay, has done a wonderful job of taking the viewer into a world of young women learning to value who they really are. The young players, headed by Paris Warner as a non-Mormon who has lost her father to cancer and finds herself at the girls camp when her mother remarries a Mormon man, are all very warm and believable. Special mention must be given to character actress Barta Heiner (who was so wonderful as the senior teacher in "The Cokeville Miracle") who lights up the screen every moment that she appears. Everything about this film works from the directing, fine script, excellent cinematography and the catchy score. I rank this as one the best films that a family could enjoy together. It's worth seeing in the theatre (if you have a chance with its limited release) and certainly purchasing on a Blu-ray or DVD. Did I say that it was for all ages? I was 76 when I saw it and went through at least six hankies!


11 of 20 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Stake vs Ward girls camp rp0383
How the grizzly scene was shot heffbe
Loved it! cmeyer38
Marine nurse? cmeyer38
Low Expectations happygolucky89
Discuss Once I Was a Beehive (2015) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?