Set in South Carolina in 1964, it's the tale of Lily Owens, a 14 year-old girl who is haunted by the memory of her late mother. To escape her lonely life and troubled relationship with her father, Lily flees with Rosaleen, her caregiver and only friend, to a South Carolina town that holds the secret to her mother's past. Taken in by the intelligent and independent Boatwright sisters, Lily finds solace in their mesmerizing world of beekeeping, honey and the Black Madonna.
Queen Latifah....August Boatwright
Jennifer Hudson....Rosaleen Daise
Alicia Keys....June Boatwright
Sophie Okonedo....May Boatwright
Paul Bettany....T. Ray Owens
Hilarie Burton....Deborah Owens
Tristan Wilds....Zach Taylor
Jasmine Burke....Sugar Girl
Emma Sage Bowman....Young Lily
Filmography links and data courtesy of The Internet Movie Database.