‘Secret Life of Bees’ Opens Today

As you undoubtedly already know from the many ads you’re seeing, the movie of The Secret Life of Bees opens today (it’s People magazine’s “Critic’s Choice” this week). The movie tie-in, which has been on bestseller lists for over a month, continues to rise (it went to #15 on yesterday’s USA Today list).

Opening in fewer venues is Sex Drive, a comedy that gets just two stars in this week’s People (“Everything that a hormonal 14-year-old boy could want in a movie.” That will have to be someone’s inner 14-year-old boy, since the movie is rated “R”). The headline for the NYT review reads, “Public Displays of Hormonally Charged Desperation.”

OCT 17

Movie title: The Secret Life of Bees


Dakota Fanning — Lily Owens

Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys and Sophie Okonedo — the beekeeping sisters

Jennifer Hudson — Lily’s nanny

Based on: The Secret Life of Bees, Sue Monk Kidd

Movie tie-in:

The Secret Life of Bees

Sue Monk Kidd

  • Paperback: $15.00
  • Publisher: Penguin (Non-Classics) (August 20, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0143114557
  • ISBN-13: 9780143114550


OCT 17

Movie Title: Sex Drive

Director: Sean Anders

Starring: James Marsden, Josh Zuckerman

Based on: Sex Drive by Andy Behrens

Movie tie-in:

Sex Drive 

Andy Behrens

  • Paperback: $7.99; 224 pages
  • Publisher: Puffin (October 16, 2008)
  • ISBN-10: 0142412600
  • ISBN-13: 978-0142412602

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