3 out 5 stars (average)
Barry Barrington (voiced by Jerry Seinfeld) is a bee who is graduating from Bee College. At first, Barry is overjoyed to graduate, until he learns the first job you pick is your job till you die. His friend Adam (Matthew Broderick) is excited to get a job. Barry just wants to get away from the hive. He decides to sneak out with the pollen jocks, strong stingers who fly out every day to pollinate flowers in New Hive City.
When he gets out of the hive, however, Barry gets into a gigantic amount of trouble and gets separated from the other pollen jocks. He ends up in the rain and has no choice but to flee to an apartment housing a human named Vanessa (Renée Zellweger) and her strange boyfriend Ken (Patrick Warburton). When Ken sees Barry, he attempts to kill him, but Vanessa stops him and rescues Barry, unaware he can talk.
Later, Barry freaks Vanessa out by showing her he can talk. Barry has broken a bee law: No talking to humans. Later back at the hive, Barry tells Adam he talked to a human, and Adam is not happy about it at all. He is happy about his discovery of pound cake though.
Barry and Vanessa form a very unlikely friendship from then on. When Barry goes to the store with Vanessa, he is angry to see that the humans have boxed and packaged up the hive-made honey. He decides to sue the humans to force them to not steal the bees’ honey. This brings the attention of attorney Layton T. Montgomery (John Goodman), who tries to win the case over Barry.
This movie is so unbelievable in many ways-first of all, bees don’t talk to humans! But then again, think about how much Scooby Doo eats during every episode and how he never has to go to the toilet. Sometimes you just have to go with it and enjoy the show! I enjoyed this show. It had comedy like other DreamWorks movies although a far less than previous ones. I liked the actors. Jerry Seinfeld reminds me of myself in his own comedic way, and Chris Rock delivers one or two sassy one-liners in his role as a mosquito.
When we saw the movie it didn’t seem that hysterical, but later when we told my dad about the scene with Barry in the cockpit of an airplane, we were laughing our heads off! I think you should see it.
Rated PG for mild suggestive humor.