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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:
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 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

Get the nectar, make the honey, get the pollen, make the honey. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Australia

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 November 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

A História de uma Abelha See more »

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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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SDDS | Dolby Digital | DTS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Patrick Warburton and John Goodman were previously together in Disney's The Emperor's New Groove (2000). And additionally, John Goodman and Oprah Winfrey later starred in The Princess and the Frog (2009), two years later. See more »

Goofs

In the "Bee in the car" scene, the speedo indicates a steady 190 miles per hour, through city streets. See more »

Quotes

Adam Flayman: He's dating a human florist!
Janet Benson: GASP
Adam Flayman: And they makeout!
Janet Benson: Barry...
Barry B. Benson: We do not makeout.
Adam Flayman: You wish you could!
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Crazy Credits

The Ending Credits drift in a zig zag manner and bees fly about. See more »

Alternate Versions

The British version is cut by 20 seconds. Dreamworks were 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

Referenced in MenT: Hádej kdo? (II) (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

Pomp and Circumstance
Written by Edward Elgar (as Sir Edward Elgar)
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You know it's not going to be bad...
1 November 2007 | by IamtheRegalTreatmentSee all my reviews

It's Jerry Seinfeld for crying out loud, he only does gold! You've seen the commercials, trailers and advertisements: "Bee Movie is a hit". Come on, what did you expect? Hopefully nothing less than, "yeah it was pretty funny". That's what all these animated movies are like. How can you judge one above the other? There have been so many to this point, it's like they're all the same.

Bee Movie is a cute little movie about the life of working bees that come across a corporation selling their honey. Jerry Seinfeld's character Barry decides to talk to the humans, and once he discovers the "stealing" of the honey, he starts a lawsuit against the humans... this can only be animated. Come on! It's cute!! Although this movie shares similar qualities with other animation films, I did notice one thing that most animated films don't have: adult humor. Yes, it's true; it's rated PG for a reason. This film is the best of both worlds because it has both the funny little immature things that kids crave, but also humorous one-liners that adults will appreciate. I loved that about this movie, it was actually very funny.

6 out of 10 for my taste. Yes, it's the same movie as every other animated movie. It's only goal is to make money, and it WILL be successful. However, the plot was satisfactory, characters were very submissive and once again, Jerry's one-liners killed. Try to take notice of the little things. For only being 90 minutes, this movie is worth your time if you want a few good laughs. I hope you all enjoy.


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