I chose to watch The Secret Life of Bees after seeing it on a list of available movies on a recent airplane ride. But, to tell the truth, I wasn’t expecting to actually get through the whole movie. In fact, I was mostly hoping to have some white noise to fall asleep to on my plane ride. However, this movie interested me not only due to the fact that it was full of celebrities, but also because of the romance between the two main characters, Lily and Chris.
Lily is our main character, and her father is abusive toward her and her mother. This movie is similar to The Help due to the Southern background, the strong women, and the racial barriers that the innocent main characters do not see. The main theme of innocence allows most of the plot to unravel.