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Once I Was a Beehive

By Grace Montgomery, Common Sense Media Reviewer

age 9+

Religious camp comedy is hokey but heartfelt and fun.

Movie PG 2015 119 minutes
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Community Reviews

age 8+

Based on 6 parent reviews

age 8+

Coexist messaging just subtly added in

The apostate coexist message being pushed that is unscriptural is being subtly pushed in this movie. Check out the cars sticker on the rear window.
age 5+

The best LDS movie

My girls and I love this movie! It never gets old. It’s funny sweet wholesome entertainment. The together Song will get stuck in your Head. The cast is amazing.

Is It Any Good?

Our review:
Parents say (6 ):
Kids say (10 ):

It has an abundance of corny religious camp songs and a predictable plot, but this heartfelt comedy manages to be charming with a self-deprecating tone that the heavy-handed messages go down. The main actresses (Paris Warner and Mila Smith) are believable and compelling, even when the dialogue is somewhat cloying. And while the plot isn't new, the film's attempt to show a new side to a much-maligned group is admirable and sometimes quite funny.

While Once I Was a Beehive probably will mostly appeal to a religious (especially Mormon) audience, it has strong messages about tolerance that will appeal to most parents. And families looking for a faith-based movie for tweens will find a lot to like.

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