Bee Movie 2007 PG CC

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(405) IMDb 6.2/10
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Having just graduated from college, a bee by the name of Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) finds himself disillusioned with the prospect of having only one career choice--honey. As he ventures outside of the hive for the first time, he breaks one of the cardinal rules of the bee world and talks to a human, a New York City florist named Vanessa (Renee Zellweger).

Starring:
Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger
Runtime:
1 hour 31 minutes

Available in HD on supported devices.

Bee Movie

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Product Details

Genres Adventure, Comedy, Kids & Family
Director Steve Hickner, Simon J. Smith
Starring Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger
Supporting actors Matthew Broderick, Patrick Warburton, John Goodman, Chris Rock, Kathy Bates, Barry Levinson, Larry King, Ray Liotta, Sting, Oprah Winfrey, Larry Miller, Megan Mullally, Rip Torn, Michael Richards, Mario Joyner, Jim Cummings, Tom Papa, Andy Robin
Studio DreamWorks Animation
MPAA rating PG (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Captions and subtitles English Details
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

Customer Reviews

Great quality...and we love watching the movie!
Ami
Though my son enjoyed it very much as well - the humor in the movie is just great.
"Mrs. V"
I really didn't expect too much from this movie.
" Anti Microchip "

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

58 of 65 people found the following review helpful By R. Christenson / Lunamation on November 3, 2007
I've seen all of the animated features since Toy Story, and liked this one better than most. It's not as funny as Shrek, and overall not as good as Monsters Inc or Finding Nemo, but certainly in the better half, comparable to Cars, Ice Age, and Over The Hedge. During the first twenty minutes or so it seemed like it might offer nothing better than a series of Bee jokes, which I see has resulted in some negative reviews here. But the story develops as an allegory for frivolous lawsuits, but it's the bee who brings the frivolous lawsuit here, so it doesn't jump on the Hollywood blame-humans-first bandwagon, which is refreshing. Some of the results are predictable, some funny, but not preachy or trite. There's at least one lawyer joke that had the audience in stitches, along with several other funny jokes.
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20 of 24 people found the following review helpful By thejoelmeister on November 8, 2007
Jerry Seinfeld has been away from the spotlight for some time now and 2007 marks the year of his return - but only as a voice in a computer animated film. While the premise is unique, the approach is generic, and the excellently animated, poorly executed family film will have difficulty avoiding the already popular classification that Bee Movie is indeed a B-movie.

Barry B. Benson (Jerry Seinfeld) is an average bee approaching adulthood, who must decide upon a job in the hive. The catch is that once he chooses his job, he must keep it for the rest of his life. Unsatisfied with the monotony of working in the hive, he ventures outside where he meets a human woman, Vanessa (Renée Zellweger), who saves his life. Indebted, he breaks the Cardinal bee rule: never talk to humans. At first Vanessa has difficulty accepting the talking bee, but the two soon spend quite a bit of time together and Barry gets overly comfortable as she reveals that she is a florist. Enamored with Vanessa, despite the interspecies barrier, Barry learns that humans have been stealing honey from bees and selling and eating it. Infuriated, he sets out to sue the honey company, with the help of Vanessa and his bee pals.

Apparently bees drive cars, they are all cousins, and they can use their antennas as cell phones. The comical world the creators have devised for the bees is perhaps the most creative aspect of the film. Many parallels reside with Barry's rebellious teen years and human childhood, as specifically referenced by a sensationally hysterical homage to The Graduate.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Kunka on March 14, 2008
Format: DVD
I didn't care that this movie came out as Jerry Seinfeld is sometimes overhyped as being funny, when in reality, most the time he isn't. I decided to rent this because a few other new releases were sold out at the video store. I get home, watch it and within minutes, am floored laughing. With a good message and superb humor, I went out today and bought this movie. I love it and if you appreciate cartoons with a good message, get this!
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Rai Aren on February 18, 2008
Format: DVD
My family & I saw this movie together and what a delight it was! I was pretty sure it would be really funny because of Jerry Seinfeld and we were not disappointed. The movie was everything you want a family movie to be - it has heart, lots of laughs, some very tender, moving moments, and some underlying messages. The ending of the movie actually surprised me a little with a clever examination of our own daily lives & the meaning therein.

One of the things that I particularly loved about this movie is its compassion for non-human life. It demonstrated, brilliantly, the complex & meaningful lives that non-humans (in this case bees) live, the contributions they make, which benefit all of us, and showed how interconnected we all truly are. The movie showed a person (wonderfully voiced by Renee Zellweger) treating the bee with respect, consideration and compassion and trying to teach others to do the same. Our world needs lots more of that, so I hope that movies such as this one work to get that message across and into the 'real' world, and I'm sure that they do... :)

Overall, this movie is an interesting & thought-provoking take on the life of the bees, which in many ways, can mirror our own lives, the decisions, the struggles, the highs, the disappointments, and most of all trying to figure out who we really are inside, what we are doing here, what roles we have to play & how it affects those around us...

Rai Aren
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mr. S. Reynolds on January 30, 2009
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Just a little bit too boring. My daughter (8) found some bits funny as did I. Probably will not watch this again. Borrow someones copy, or for five bucks you can have my copy.
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4 of 5 people found the following review helpful By Jonathan Oyama on May 6, 2008
Format: DVD
As much as I love Jerry Seinfeld's jokes, this movie is flat-out disappointing. It's really fun to see a bee talk to humans in "Bee Movie," but something in the interaction goes terribly wrong.

First of all, the movie tries to show a romance between a bee and a woman. It gets even weirder when the woman has a human boyfriend. Okay, maybe it's interesting to have those relations with humans, but it just seems weird to think about those things when the main characters have different physiologies.

Second, near the end of the movie, the touching ending gets way too overblown and unrealistic. Think about it--a humongous batch of flowers to save the world from a lack of food. Bees saving the airplane carrying the batch of flowers. Sorry, the bees carried it to the airport. Somehow they developed superhuman strength. I don't understand how on Earth this is supposed to happen.

Worse still, the film gets ridiculous with the court scene between the bees and the human corporations. I like Seinfeld's jokes, but are humans really going to take bees seriously? They're bees. They can be squashed by humans. In fact, they get sprayed too. And they die in court. Isn't there something completely wrong with this?

This is a confusing movie that is supposed to teach kids about the importance of globalization. Globalization. The sharing of resources among nations. Kids are really not going to understand the message of this movie. "Bee Movie" really could have been like "Ratatouille," which was a story about a rat becoming a star, even though he was a hated pest by humans. Instead, "Bee Movie" falls flat on its face with too many problems. Do kids a favor and show them "Ratatouille" instead.
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