Barry B. Benson, a bee who has just graduated from college, is disillusioned at his lone career choice: making honey. On a special trip outside the hive, Barry's life is saved by Vanessa, a florist in New York City. As their relationship blossoms, he discovers humans actually eat honey, and subsequently decides to sue us.
Release Year: 2007
Rating: 6.2/10 (45,486 voted)
Critic's Score: 54/100
Stars: Jerry Seinfeld, Renée Zellweger, Matthew Broderick
When the bee Barry B. Benson graduates from college, he finds that he will have only one job for his entire life, and absolutely disappointed, he joins the team responsible for bringing the honey and pollination of the flowers to visit the world outside the hive. Once in Manhattan, he is saved by the florist Vanessa and he breaks the bee law to thank Vanessa. They become friends and Barry discovers that humans exploit bees to sell the honey they produce. Barry decides to sue the human race, with destructive consequences to nature.
Writers: Jerry Seinfeld, Spike Feresten
Barry B. Benson
Layton T. Montgomery
Bee Larry King
Lou Lo Duca
On November 2 Hold on to your honey
Release Date: 2 November 2007
Box Office Details
Opening Weekend: $38,021,044
(4 November 2007)
(10 February 2008)
Did You Know?
Both of Barry's nemesis are voiced by stars of films produced by Dreamworks nemesis, Pixar. John Goodman, the voice of the opposing council, had the lead role in
Monsters, Inc.. Patrick Warburton, the voice of the human who almost killed Barry, was the title character in Pixar's
Buzz Lightyear of Star Command.
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers):
It is mentioned that Ken's face puffs up when he's around bees during the beginning. But later when he's interacting with Barry, he shows no signs of any allergic reactions.
Why don't you just fly everywhere? Isn't it faster?
Barry B. Benson:
Flying is exhausting. Why don't you humans just run everywhere, isn't that faster?
I see your point.
Ignore the critics. We had a great time.
Is the Bee Movie the best animated movie we've ever seen? No. But,
defying the critics, I took my 11 year old daughter (who didn't really
want to go) and my 5 year old son to see the movie and we all really
enjoyed it. Most importantly, the story and humor of the movie operates
at multiple levels, so it appealed to all of us at our individual age
What is beyond dispute is that the visual feel of the movie is
incredible. Some of the bee hive interior and flight scenes were just
breathtaking. My kids were spellbound.
To me the best judge of a movie is how fast it moves along. This one
kept us all entertained throughout and its 90 minute running time felt
like half that. So, ignore the critics, and take your kids. They'll
have a great time, and even if you're not a Seinfeld fan, so will you.