Appearance

  • light/dark mode
powered by
moviedb

Bee Season

PG-13 2005-09-03 Drama 1hr 44m

11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a revolution in her family dynamic when she wins a spelling bee. Finding an emotional outlet in the power of words and in the spiritual mysticism that he sees at work in her unparalleled gift, Eliza's father pours all of his energy into helping his daughter become spelling bee champion. A religious studies professor, he sees the opportunity as not only a distraction from his life but as an answer to his own crisis of faith. His vicarious path to God, real or imagined, leads to an obsession with Eliza's success and he begins teaching her secrets of the Kabbalah. Now preparing for the National Spelling Bee, Eliza looks on as a new secret of her family's hidden turmoil seems to be revealed with each new word she spells.

More
Max

Watch on Max

Bee Season
Max

Watch on Max

Storyline

11-year-old Eliza is the invisible element of her family unit: her parents are both consumed with work and her brother is wrapped up in his own adolescent life. Eliza ignites not only a spark that makes her visible but one that sets into motion a revolution in her family dynamic when she wins a spelling bee. Finding an emotional outlet in the power of words and in the spiritual mysticism that he sees at work in her unparalleled gift, Eliza's father pours all of his energy into helping his daughter become spelling bee champion. A religious studies professor, he sees the opportunity as not only a distraction from his life but as an answer to his own crisis of faith. His vicarious path to God, real or imagined, leads to an obsession with Eliza's success and he begins teaching her secrets of the Kabbalah. Now preparing for the National Spelling Bee, Eliza looks on as a new secret of her family's hidden turmoil seems to be revealed with each new word she spells.

  • Released
    2005-09-03
  • Revenue
    $6,856,989
  • Budget
    $14,000,000
  • Runtime
    1hr 44m
  • Genre
    Drama, Family
  • Status
    Released
  • Language
    English
  • imdb-logo
    5.5
  • Production
    Fox Searchlight Pictures, New Regency Pictures

Crew

Scott McGehee
Director
Naomi Foner
Screenplay
Albert Berger
Producer

Stream and watch Bee Season

similar movies

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe

Schindler's List

Schindler's List

Mary Poppins

Mary Poppins

Human Nature

Human Nature

Good Will Hunting

Good Will Hunting

The Green Mile

The Green Mile

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

The Promised Land

The Promised Land

Just Cause

Just Cause

Love Story

Love Story

Europa

Europa

Black Book

Black Book

The Sword in the Stone

The Sword in the Stone

Buffalo Soldiers

Buffalo Soldiers

Freejack

Freejack

In the Tall Grass

In the Tall Grass

The Savages

The Savages

Gorky Park

Gorky Park

Howards End

Howards End

Holes

Holes

Cast

Corey Fischer

Corey Fischer

National Spelling Bee Pronouncer
Sam Zuckerman

Sam Zuckerman

National Spelling Bee Judge
Joan Mankin

Joan Mankin

Ms. Bergermeyer
Lorri Holt

Lorri Holt

Ms. Rai
Cynthia Lea Clark

Cynthia Lea Clark

Photographer (uncredited)

Videos and Photos

Bee Season
Bee Season
Bee Season
Bee Season
Bee Season
Bee Season
Bee Season