I saw this movie last night and loved it!
It stars Dakota Fanning as Lily, Jennifer Hudson, Queen Latifah, Sophie Okonedo & Alicia Keys. Dakota is sure one great actress, she started so young but she's been mature always and just be looking at her co-stars in the movies she's been in... tells you this is one girl to watch out for. She has a big acting range. Queen Latifah was also great in this movie as well as all the others. I think this one will be going to my BD Movie Collection. :)
Lily Owens( Dakota Fanning) is a young girl who lives on a peach farm that her abusive father owns. Rosaleen(Jennifer Hudson) is a black woman hired by Lily's father to be a stand in mother for Lilly (Her real mother died in a horrendous accident that happened when she was a toddler). but when Rosaleen insults some of the biggest racists in their town, Lily is forced to take Rosaleen and run away to a town Lily believer her mother once lived. She believes she is looking for someone who knew her mother and then finds out the picture is a jar label. They find the lady who makes the honey from the label and a host of new people enter their lives. August( Queen Latifa) is the lady in the picture and her two sisters run the farm and offer them refuge.Once living on the farm Lily learns to make honey and many lessons about life as she also learns what it is like to have a real family.