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Bee Movie (2007)

A movie directed by Simon J. Smith and Steve Hickner

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Good first try at cartoons for Jerry Seinfeld

  • Aug 19, 2008
Dreamworks seems to be in perpetual competition with Pixar. Year after year they come out with CGI-animated movies dealing with weird and wacky subjects that try to be as innovative as the Pixar movie coming out that year. This one is one of the better ones by Dreamworks. Starring Jerry Seinfeld, it revolves around a bee who decides to sue humanity over our theft of "their" honey. The feel of the movie is bright; bright colors, bright music, cheery dialogue, and of course, bright-colored characters - bees. The setting is NYC with humor straight out of the Seinfeld TV show as befits the main actor. All in all, a good 1.5 hours of comedy appropriate for all ages.

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review by . September 08, 2010
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Good Fun For A Slightly More Mature Crowd
The DreamWorks Animation formula, as witnessed in potent franchises like Shrek and Kung-Fu Panda works on the tried and true notion of dazzling children with cute visuals and slapstick action while entertaining the grown-ups with more intelligent humor and pop culture references.  Further tilting the scales in favor of the Bee Movie is that talking, personified animals rarely fail in this arena; add comedic legend Jerry Seinfeld to the fold and all signs point to yes!      …
review by . June 24, 2008
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Penguins, Toys, Cars, Monsters and now Bees have their own light using the brilliance of computer animation and when hearing that Seinfeld, THE Jerry Seinfeld was himself writing and voicing one of the characters I was sure this movie would not fail to amuse. I have to admit that watching this film I was very disappointed, and that was simply because a man who can be named by many as being one of the greatest comedians of our time had stooped so low as to use Bee puns in order to get a laugh. During …
review by . June 15, 2008
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Pros: Colorful, upbeat animation; a couple decent cameo appearances     Cons: Not funny; boring. A waste of a rental: I was STUNG!     The Bottom Line: My husband and I, enormous Seinfeld fans, were bored to tears with this one.     Plot Details: This opinion reveals minor details about the movie''s plot. First of all, I am the biggest fan of the TV series, Seinfeld. I love Jerry’s whiney voice, and his group of neurotic and annoying …
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There aren't a lot of choices in a bee's life: a bee attends a few days of school, graduates from college, and chooses a job in the hive that he'll labor at for the rest of his life. Barry (Jerry Seinfeld) is different from his best friend Adam (Matthew Broderick) and all the other bees: he wants to see the world outside the hive and can't begin to contemplate doing the same job for his entire life. Naturally, the life of the "pollen jock" bees appeals to Barry because it's the only job that takes a bee outside the hive and into the larger human world. Once outside the hive, Barry breaks the most sacred bee law and speaks to a human named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger) in order to thank her for saving his life. A relationship quickly blossoms and leads Barry to the discovery that humans are stealing honey from the bees and selling it for their own profit. Vowing to hurt the humans the one place they’ll feel it, Barry brings a legal suit against the honey industry and the courtroom drama begins. There are some hysterical moments in the film, as one would expect from a Seinfeld production, and an abundance of one-liners, double-meanings, slapstick humor, and innuendo-laden dialogue that will keep adults guffawing throughout the show. Still, the whole concept of seeing the life of a common pest through non-human eyes is getting repetitive thanks to films likeRatatouille,Flushed Away,Open Season, andOver the Hedge. It should be noted, though,...
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DVD Release Date: June 3, 2008
Runtime: 91 minutes
Studio: Dreamworks Animated
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