Bee Season – Filtered
Eleven-year-old Eliza Naumann comes from an odd family; they all divert their emotional frustrations into secret channels. When Eliza unexpectedly begins winning spelling bees, what had been a stable dynamic within the family becomes disrupted; long held secrets emerge, and a latent spiritual yearning is awakened in her withdrawn father Saul and compulsive mother Miriam. As Eliza moves closer and closer to the national spelling bee, the Naumann family finds itself in a spiral of surprising discovery and jarring uncertainty…
“Bee Season” met my standard for a good movie- I wasn’t able to figure it all out in the first half hour. It delves into the personal lives of a family and shows each person’s struggle to find what makes them whole. Be aware that there is a dramatic scene where the daughter is convulsing while reaching a state of “talking with God and having Him listen”. It was an extremely captivating movie and one that could certainly open a door for some great discussions. It should be noted in the content area that a boy lies to his parents about a weekend trip.