My husband and I managed to catch a movie after church today. Our daughter was otherwise occupied with a Girl Scout activity so he wisked me away to AMC theatres to see The Secret Life of Bees movie based on the novel by Sue Monk Kidd. It is rare for movies to do great books justice, but this one was right on point. I still recommend reading the book because the language is so lyrical and poetic. However, the movie really made it come alive. It was gratifying to see a movie with so many black actresses. It seems that Jennifer Hudson has been typecast into the same sort of role where she is downtrodden and abused by forces beyond her control. Maybe one day she will be liberated from playing the same character. The movie certainly pulled at my heartstrings!