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An inspirational drama, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelahs aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.
I didn't realize how hard these young people work until I watched this film.Published 4 days ago by lg
Despite my family's reservations, everyone enjoyed this film. My 2 daughters then went on to play 'spelling bee'.Published 20 days ago by Mrs B.
My entire family loved this movie. 9 year old and 10 year old girls have been running around spelling everything! Inspiring movie. Read morePublished 25 days ago by Sandra Carroll
Ms. Akeelah Anderson was an 11-year-old in the 7th grade, she skipped 2nd grade on merit, at the senescent, squalid Crenshaw Middle School in South Los Angeles. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Don H.