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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Barry B. Benson (voice)
... Vanessa Bloome (voice)
... Adam Flayman (voice)
... Ken (voice)
... Layton T. Montgomery (voice)
... Mooseblood (voice)
... Janet Benson (voice)
... Martin Benson (voice)
... Bee Larry King (voice)
... Ray Liotta (voice)
... Sting (voice)
... Judge Bumbleton (voice)
... Buzzwell (voice)
... Trudy (voice)
... Lou Lo Duca (voice)
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Storyline

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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Born to bee wild. 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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Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Abelha  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$150,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$38,021,044, 4 November 2007, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$126,631,277

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$287,594,577
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

During the scene in the movie where Barry and Vanessa are at the supermarket, Barry says, "Son of the mighty Hercules!". Rip Torn, who plays the Pollen Jocks general, voiced Hercules' father Zeus in Hercules (1997) 10 years prior, of which was also his first animated movie. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) When Vanessa has just saved Barry and has him under a glass with Ken's brochure underneath the glass. There is a close up and the word "backwards" can clearly be read although upside down. The shot changes to Vanessa opening the window and letting Barry out. Barry and the glass are now over a photo. See more »

Quotes

Ken: In tennis, you attack at the point of weakness!
Vanessa: It was my grandmother, Ken. She's 81.
Ken: Honey, her backhand's a joke! I'm not gonna take advantage of that?
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Crazy Credits

The following gags appear in the credits:
  • Cinematic Visionary Dinner Companion - Steven Spielberg
  • Deus Ex Machina (Hand of God) - Jeffrey Katzenberg
  • Wife Support System - Jessica Seinfeld
  • Pizza Consultant - Chris Bianco
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Connections

Referenced in The Simpsons: The Burns and the Bees (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Sugar Sugar
Written by Jeff Barry & Andy Kim
Performed by The Archies
Courtesy of Ron Dante
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User Reviews

 
Lighthearted Humor - Fun Movie
4 November 2007 | by See all my reviews

This is a silly movie. It's goal is to make you laugh, and little beyond that. Indeed I laughed for most of the movie. It is hard for me to find much fault when I am laughing that much. That the last act had fewer jokes was a minor misstep. The characters were cute and the story didn't get in the way of the humor. And I kind of enjoyed the story, it was a little odd and funny.

It is unusual among animated movies in that its focus is jokes, kind of like a stand-up act. There are a lot of these jokes and they are quite funny! Does anything feel better than laughing? (OK, well very few things.) The story is mainly there as a vehicle for the jokes. So perhaps slightly different expectations will serve you well with this movie.

Don't go to this for a serious story! It is light humor, and at that game a great success. If you recognize that that is what the filmmakers are going for, then you will enjoy it. If you are expecting an incredible story or thrilling action or amazing animated beauty, then you might be disappointed.

As lighthearted humor with playful animation, and a great ending song, the film is a success.


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