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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.
Miss Akeelah Anderson was an 11-year-old in the 7th grade, she skipped 2nd grade on merit, at the senescent, dilapidated Crenshaw Middle School in South Los Angeles. Read morePublished 7 days ago by Don H.
A beautiful story with fine acting. I showed this to my class as a teacher and the students were soon begging to have a spelling bee.Published 25 days ago by Daniel Silver
This is such great show for all ages. There is a message for many different people. I used it as a motivator to my students in school as well as for my son who is an athlete. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Bird1666
Best movie EVER! I watch this with my granddaughters every time they spend the night! All 4 of them love this and choose it first!Published 1 month ago by grannychuck305