Bee Movie

Rated 3.0

A young bee fresh out of college (voice by Jerry Seinfeld) rebels against the conformity of the hive, forming an unorthodox relationship with a human florist (Renée Zellweger) and sparking a bee’s-lib movement against exploitation by human beekeepers. The script (by Seinfeld, Spike Feresten, Barry Marder and Andy Robin) is, like Seinfeld’s sitcom, pretty much about nothing, and in the second half, when our hero files a lawsuit against “Big Honey,” it teeters on overstaying its welcome. Also, an array of jokey cameos (Ray Liotta, Sting, Larry King, etc.) tends to clutter things up. Luckily, Seinfeld’s sardonic wit is as sharp and irresistible as ever, the interspecies romance with Zellweger is truly sweet, and directors Steve Hickner and Simon J. Smith give everything the spanking gleam of a brand new toy.