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Once I Was a Beehive (2015)

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After losing her father to cancer, a teenage girl reluctantly joins her new stepcousin at a summer camp for Latter-day Saint (Mormon) girls.


Maclain Nelson
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Paris Warner ... Lane Speer
Lisa Clark Lisa Clark ... Carrie Carrington
Hailey Smith Hailey Smith ... Holly Valentine
Clare Niederpruem ... Bree Carrington
Barta Heiner Barta Heiner ... Nedra
Amy Biedel Amy Biedel ... Audrey Speer
Adam Johnson ... Robert Speer
Brett Merritt Brett Merritt ... Tristan Samuelson
Allie Jennings ... Charlotte
Kaley McCormack Kaley McCormack ... Mindy
Ariana Bagley ... Myleka
Ash Santos ... Paige (as Ashley Santos)
Mila Smith Mila Smith ... Phoebe Valentine
Audrey Nelson Audrey Nelson ... Hannah
Zoe Wilde Zoe Wilde ... Mykelle


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 cancer. Only a year later, Lane is still reeling from her father's death as her mother marries a guy that Lane hardly knows - 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 her father's death.

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Plot Keywords:

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


Comedy | Drama | Family

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild thematic elements and brief peril

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Release Date:

14 August 2015 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Girls Camp See more »

Filming Locations:

Utah, USA


Box Office


$200,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,864, 2 October 2015, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$732,655, 30 November 2015
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Did You Know?


Maclain Nelson and Clare Niederpruem are married. He is a Mormon, the common nickname for members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, and she is Catholic. See more »


Lane Speer: No good deed goes unpunished.
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References Orcs! (2011) See more »


Written and Performed by Sam Means
Courtesy of Apples and Olives
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The kind of movies about Mormons I want to see more and more
1 September 2015 | by ebueno40See all my reviews

I went to see this movie with my wife (who has been to a girl's camp of that kind, and my two "girls" now adults and no longer living with us who were participated in those camps and the program for Young Women in the LDS church. We all laughed and cried during the movie because it was fun, serious, and entertaining at the same time. It was not intended to make fun of the women's camp, no character was actually retarded as we see in LDS movies so often. I like this director because the characters can be funny without being stupid. That is hard to do and still have a movie to be funny.

The story is very well drafted and the plot flows without losing track of the main character while building on the character of every one except the father, mother, and stepfather of the main character. I thought it was OK. They could have cast guys that could act a little better but their part was short, we just had to know that they existed anyway. Disney does that all the time.

So, I say go watch and enjoy a nice movie with some good messages not only for young women but everyone in the family. This way the boys get to know what the girls do at these camps they never get to go to... LOL... I thought it was interesting and sometimes would ask "do you do that a these camps?" and they would nod saying yes.. which I thought was really funny.

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