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Tell It to the Bees (2018)

TV-MA | | Drama, Romance | 3 May 2019 (USA)
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In 1950s small town Britain, a doctor develops a relationship with her young patient's mother.

Director:

Annabel Jankel

Writers:

Henrietta Ashworth (screenplay adaptation), Jessica Ashworth (screenplay adaptation) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 6 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Billy Boyd ... Older Charlie (voice)
Gregor Selkirk ... Charlie Weekes
Anna Paquin ... Dr. Jean Markham
Euan Mason Euan Mason ... John
Holliday Grainger ... Lydia Weekes
Lauren Lyle ... Annie Stock
Kate Dickie ... Pam Stock
Lauren Annie Boyle Lauren Annie Boyle ... Chanting Girl #1 (as Lauren Boyle)
Zara Howell Zara Howell ... Chanting Girl #2
Violet Fluendy Violet Fluendy ... Chanting Girl #3
Kaidon McGrath Kaidon McGrath ... Bully
Liam Meghan Liam Meghan ... Billy
Joanne Gallagher ... Mrs. Bewick
Joni Samson Joni Samson ... Connie
Isaac Jenkins Isaac Jenkins ... Tim Bewick
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Storyline

A single mother Lydia (Holliday Grainger) who is abandoned by her husband, meets the small village's Doctor Jean Markham (Anna Paquin) who has recently returned to her hometown when Lydia's son Charlie is taken to the doctor after being bullied in school. When Lydia and Charlie are evicted because of Lydia's earnings from her work are not adequate to pay the rent, Jean invites them to stay in her home and she and Lydia soon develop a friendship and something more. Written by Merve Kurt

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Genres:

Drama | Romance

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Adapted from a novel by Fiona Shaw. However, the book's happy ending was changed to a more bittersweet ending in the movie. See more »

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Dr. Jean Markham: You should tell the bees your secrets. Then they won't fly away.
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A graceful and touching drama
3 May 2019 | by FilmMatineeSee all my reviews

Tell It To The Bees, is a beautiful film set in a time that those, who gave this film one star, possibly wished would return. A time when to choose who we loved was considered a vile act, but to act vilely to those that did was expected behaviour. The film tells its story with grace, leaving the audience to decide who, if anyone in particular, are the victims. Special mention for Gregor Selkirk who is captivating as the young son, caught in the middle of the storm. Even though several have seemingly chosen to make a moral judgement in their score (for a film that isn't really that contentious) I will simply give what I hope is a more reasoned assessment. An excellent film and well worth your time.


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Country:

UK | Sweden

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 May 2019 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$151,107
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2.35 : 1
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