I decided the Brewers and Phillies could get along without me, so I went to a screening this morning of “The Secret Life of Bees,” the movie based on the bestselling novel by Sue Monk Kidd. I think it opens nationwide this Friday. It’s probably way too chick-centric for guys reading this (although be prepared to be dragged to the theater if you’ve got a wife or girlfriend), but check out the cast: Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Jennifer Hudson, and the incredible Dakota Fanning.
There was a party after the screening and I met Dakota Fanning. (For those who’ve read a previous post about Caroline Kennedy, no, I didn’t ask Dakota if she’s a Yankee fan.) She’s only 14 years old, but she’s so smart and articulate she could have been 30. I bet she’ll be nominated for an Oscar this winter.
Here’s the trailer of the movie in case anyone’s interested. I’ll get back to baseball in the next post, I swear.