Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee

DVD - 2006
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Akeelah unwittingly unites a neighborhood in her daring quest to compete in the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Publisher: Santa Monica, CA : Lions Gate, c2006
Branch Call Number: AKE
Characteristics: 1 dvd (112 min.) : sd., col. ; 12 cm

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kpelish
Apr 10, 2017

An inspiring story that uses the unlikely vehicle of a spelling bee to illustrate a young girl's persistence in growing out of the cramped role supposedly predestined for her. Keke Palmer does a great job in portraying a young girl in South Los Angeles, with an overworked single mom who pays more attention to keeping her younger son out of the gang lifestyle. The mom initially allows her own insecurities to block Keke's progress. Very family-friendly. Its pacing is a bit off, though: Akeelah starts to gain some success, then a cascade of problems arise. Laurence Fishburne's performance is surprisingly flat.

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sky19
Oct 07, 2015

This was a phenomenal movie!!! I would say this is one of the best movies that I have seen and I hope you will enjoy this movie just as much as I did

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muffinpopcorn
Aug 17, 2014

Great movie , touching and well done. Good to watch with kids or actually any age group would enjoy it .

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john_doh17
May 05, 2014

Growing up, self confidence important lessons. Some cliches, but still very good.

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essa29
Mar 08, 2013

Great movie to watch with your kids!

lasertravis Feb 16, 2013

Good inspirational family movie based around, of all things, spelling bee's. Just a well acted, feel good flick.

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TikkaDubey
Feb 10, 2013

A good movie for spelling bee-goers.

jodianmorgan Jul 26, 2012

this movie influenced me to wanna take spelling seriously.

Roxannajayc Jul 23, 2012

What an inspiring story.

horses213 May 21, 2012

A great movie I would check it out again.

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Jun 19, 2013

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essa29
Mar 08, 2013

essa29 thinks this title is suitable for 7 years and over

blue_butterfly_805 Jul 26, 2012

blue_butterfly_805 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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horses213 thinks this title is suitable for All Ages

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Gr4c13
Jul 03, 2012

Akeelah: Sorry for dissing you
Coach: I thought we only used words from the dictionary.

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