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Bee Movie (2007)

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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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Nominated for 1 Golden Globe. Another 1 win & 14 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Jerry Seinfeld ... Barry B. Benson (voice)
Renée Zellweger ... Vanessa Bloome (voice)
Matthew Broderick ... Adam Flayman (voice)
Patrick Warburton ... Ken (voice)
John Goodman ... Layton T. Montgomery (voice)
Chris Rock ... Mooseblood (voice)
Kathy Bates ... Janet Benson (voice)
Barry Levinson ... Martin Benson (voice)
Larry King ... Bee Larry King (voice)
Ray Liotta ... Ray Liotta (voice)
Sting ... Sting (voice)
Oprah Winfrey ... Judge Bumbleton (voice)
Larry Miller ... Buzzwell (voice)
Megan Mullally ... Trudy (voice)
Rip Torn ... Lou Lo Duca (voice)
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Storyline

When the bee Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) 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 florist Vanessa Bloome (Renée Zellweger) 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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He's visiting our world, he's playing our games, and making new friends. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Jerry Seinfeld was inspired to write the script for this movie after his wife took up the hobby of beekeeping. Seinfeld felt she was spending more time with the bees than with him, and wanted to imagine a world where this was taken to the extreme. See more »

Goofs

The opening text is based on obsolete information. The "laws of aviation" from the early 20th century explained the flight of large objects such as airplanes and birds but failed when applied to really small objects like bees. Modern laws of aviation do explain the flight of bees. See more »

Quotes

Barry B. Benson: Look at these faces. They never knew what hit them and now they're on the road to nowhere.
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Crazy Credits

Barry stings the fishing boy, causing him to fall away, and then takes his place on the moon in the DreamWorks Animation logo. See more »

Alternate Versions

The British version is cut by 20 seconds. Dreamworks was required by the British Board of Film Classification to remove "a potentially dangerous and easily imitated technique involving materials that are readily available in the average household". The "dangerous and easily imitated technique" involved the ignition of an aerosol can to form a makeshift flame-thrower - this is replaced by a shower head in the UK version. They were not given the choice of releasing the film uncensored at a higher age rating because the film was aimed at younger viewers. See more »

Connections

Spoofs Solitaire (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

Here Comes the Sun
Written by George Harrison
Performed by Sheryl Crow
Produced by Bill Bottrell
Sheryl Crow appears courtesy of A&M Records
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Ignore the critics. We had a great time.
4 November 2007 | by rdbergsSee all my reviews

Is the Bee Movie the best animated movie we've ever seen? No. But, defying the critics, I took my 11 year old daughter (who didn't really want to go) and my 5 year old son to see the movie and we all really enjoyed it. Most importantly, the story and humor of the movie operates at multiple levels, so it appealed to all of us at our individual age level.

What is beyond dispute is that the visual feel of the movie is incredible. Some of the bee hive interior and flight scenes were just breathtaking. My kids were spellbound.

To me the best judge of a movie is how fast it moves along. This one kept us all entertained throughout and its 90 minute running time felt like half that. So, ignore the critics, and take your kids. They'll have a great time, and even if you're not a Seinfeld fan, so will you.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,021,044, 4 November 2007

Gross USA:

$126,631,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$293,514,336
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1.85 : 1
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