Tell It To The Bees

Tell It To The Bees

Tell It To The Bees

Oscar winner Anna Paquin (The Piano) and Holliday Grainger (My Cousin Rachel) lead this forbidden love drama set in 1950s small town Britain, based on Fiona Shaw's bestselling novel about a doctor who falls for her young patient's mother.

2018Rating: MA15+108 minsUK
DramaRomanceFestival & Independent

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Tell It To The Bees / Reviews

Empire Magazine

Empire Magazine

A gentle and prettily appointed romantic tragedy with likeable performances; but there's a stultifying blandness to proceedings and an implausible final act.

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The Guardian

The Guardian

Despite the hefty talent involved, there's a preposterous pass-agg tweeness to this film - a contrived and self-conscious affair adapted from Fiona Shaw's 2009 novel and directed by Annabel Jankel.

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Los Angeles Times

Los Angeles Times

Paquin... and especially Grainger shoulder the film's dramatic burdens with grace and ease... But the unassumingly square and overly familiar film simply isn't the buzzworthy vehicle their work deserves.

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A.V. Club

A.V. Club

Paquin and Grainger are likable together, and the film's exploration of womanhood as an identity often dictated by men is handled effectively.

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Screen Daily

Screen Daily

Race, sexuality and masculinity are all touched on in a successful attempt to reflect the bigger picture of an era in which the slightest transgression could be met by the harshest of punishments.

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Hollywood Reporter

Hollywood Reporter

It's hard to dislike this pleasant, earnest work.

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Variety

Variety

A movie whose points are made in a way that might give viewers a concussion.

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