Movie Ratings That Actually Work    Become a Member

"One of the 50 Coolest Websites...they simply tell it like it is" - TIME

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO


advertisement


advertisement

Bee Season | 2005 | PG-13 | - 6.1.5

Richard Gere stars as a popular university professor who expects perfection from his family. When his 11-year-old daughter makes it to the finals in a spelling bee contest he becomes obsessed with an idea derived from Jewish mysticism -- that her relationship with letters and words will somehow help her be able to communicate with God. Also with Juliette Binoche, Flora Cross, Max Minghella and Kate Bosworth. Directed by Scott McGehee & David Siegel. [1:44]

SEX/NUDITY 6 - A man and his wife kiss, she takes off his pants, he sits on a chair, she sits on top of him and they have sex, kissing and moaning (nothing else is seen). A woman remembers having sex with her husband, and we see their bare shoulders and they kiss.
 A man kisses his wife and dances with her, trying to seduce her (she is wearing a slip that reveals cleavage and bare shoulders).
 A woman wears a low-cut, tight-fitting top that reveals cleavage and the outline of her nipples. A young man is bare-chested with a towel around his waist after a shower. A young man takes off his shirt and sits in bed bare-chested.


the review continues below...

VIOLENCE/GORE 1 - A girl is levitated off the floor, and then falls to the floor and convulses. A woman looks in the window of a house and a dog jumps against the window barking aggressively and startling her.


the review continues below...

LANGUAGE 5 - 2 F-words, 1 scatological term, anatomical terms, mild obscenities, 1 religious profanity, 2 religious exclamations.


the review continues below...

SUBSTANCE USE - A man smokes a cigarette.


the review continues below...

DISCUSSION TOPICS - Words, letters, language, history of things and words, competition, secrets, pressure to succeed, perfection, expectations, Jewish mysticism, religion, religious conversion, Hari Krishnas, parental pride, mental illness, death of parents, mysticism, control issues, competing for attention.

MESSAGE - Winning and success are not always the answer. Obsessions can destroy the joys of every day life.

CAVEATS

Be aware that while we do our best to avoid spoilers it is impossible to disguise all details and some may reveal crucial plot elements.

We've gone through several editorial changes since we started covering films in 1992 and older reviews are not as complete & accurate as recent ones; we plan to revisit and correct older reviews as resources and time permits.

Our ratings and reviews are based on the theatrically-released versions of films; on video there are often Unrated, Special, Director's Cut or Extended versions, (usually accurately labelled but sometimes mislabeled) released that contain additional content, which we did not review.


advertisement


advertisement

NEW THIS WEEK

IN THEATERS

NEW ON VIDEO

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we don't always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

how to
support us

PLEASE DONATE

We are a totally independent website with no connections to political, religious or other groups & we neither solicit nor choose advertisers. You can help us keep our independence with a donation.

NO MORE ADS!

Become a member of our premium site for just $2/month & access advance reviews, without any ads, not a single one, ever. And you will be helping support our website & our efforts.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?

We welcome suggestions & criticisms -- and we will accept compliments too. While we read all emails & try to reply we do not always manage to do so; be assured that we will not share your e-mail address.

Join Our Weekly Updates

Join Our Weekly Updates

Receive the latest information on new reviews

We won't sell or share your email address with anyone

You have Successfully Subscribed!

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This