Bee Movie

MPAA Rating: PG

Entertainment: +3

Content: +3

Jerry Seinfeld, Rene Zellweger, Matthew Broderick, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, Patrick Warburton, Barry Levinson, Megan Mullally, Larry Miller and Rip Torn. Written by Jerry Seinfeld and Spike Feresten & Barry Marder & Andy Robin. Directed by Simon J. Smith, Steve Hickner.

FILM SYNOPSIS: From creator Jerry Seinfeld comes Bee Movie, a comedy that will change everything you thought you knew about bees. Take a closer look at their world through the eyes of one bee in particular -- Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld). A recent college graduate, Barry wants more out of life than the inevitable career that awaits him and every other worker in New Hive City -- a job at making honey. Barry jumps at the chance to venture out of the hive, and soon encounters a world beyond his wildest dreams. When Barry inadvertently meets a quirky florist named Vanessa (Rene Zellweger), he breaks one of the cardinal rules of beedom and talks to her. A friendship soon develops and Barry gets a guided crash course in the ways of the human race. When he shockingly discovers that anyone can purchase honey right off the grocery store shelf, he realizes that his true calling is to stop this injustice and set the world right by suing the human race for stealing the bees' precious honey.

PREVIEW REVIEW: I just saw a report on 60 Minutes concerning bees. It appears that millions of them are disappearing without a satisfactory explanation, and this could become a problem for the planet and everyone on it. As this film points out, pollination is needed or the food chain is disastrously affected. That's unsettling and puts a damper on an otherwise amusing animated film designed with little on its mind.

Artfully drawn, with a sweet-natured style, as well as a good score and funny dialogue and sight gags, Bee Movie isn't in the same league as say A Bug's Life, but it makes for a pleasant afternoon at the movies with the little ones.

Preview Reviewer: Phil Boatwright

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Crude Language: None

Obscene Language: None

Profanity: Ive never known what the word bejesus meant, but here it is used as Bee Jesus.

Violence: There are several slapstick situations and some frantic moments as bees avoid humans attempting to squash them; we see dead bugs on a windshield. Some slapping, but none meant in a violent way, but rather to help the individual snap out of a dream. All of the action is played for laughs, but as always I suggest a parent be present in order to reassure little ones.

Sex: There are a few mild sexual innuendos played for laughs, but no sexual situations.

Nudity: Please, theyre bees.

Sexual Dialogue/Gesture: None

Drugs: None

Other: None

Running Time: 100 minutes
Intended Audience: Family

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