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Genres: Drama
Actors: Sahara Garey , Sean Michael Afable , J.R. Villarreal , Curtis Armstrong , Angela Bassett , Laurence Fishburne , Keke Palmer , Lee Thompson Young , Julito McCullum , Erica Hubbard , Eddie Steeples , Dalia Phillips , Tzi Ma , Jeris Poindexter , Sara Niemietz
Director: Doug Atchison
Country: United States
Year: 2006
IMDB Rating: 7.4/10 (11293 votes)

Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson’s life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She’s smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school’s principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of — but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. She also must get past Dr. Larabee’s demons, and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.

Film Review

Over the top acting at first, and what is it with the gang members who are fan of a little girl who enters a spelling contest? What's all the fuss about a spelling contest anyway? Couldn't they find a better subject to make people love each other? The characters and story are suitable for a comedy drama, sort of like little miss Sunshine, (this movie got a big resemblance) not a movie which is meant to be a drama. Story is predictable, characters are flat and also predictable. And what is it with that nonsense about finally a movie about good afro-Americans I read in a comment? This is not reality, although that is not a good reason to dislike a movie. This story is good hearted and has absolutely nothing bad about it in a human like way. No curse words, everything rounds up well in the end. It is so goody two shoes, that it almost disgusted me. Luckily I'm very sensitive and have a lot of emotions, so there were some scenes that I liked, … but only because I'm such …

AKEELAH is one of the most beautiful and moving movies I have ever seen. Lifting its plot directly from ROCKY, a shy ghetto girl (Keke Palmer) who loves to spell is given a shot at the Scripps National Spelling Bee. But it is an uphill fight as she must balance her life in the 'hood with her new life, standing shoulder to shoulder with a bunch of suburban kids who have been doing this stuff for years. She finds a mentor in a emotionally troubled ex-professor (Larry Fishburne). And in the end, as improbable as it would be in real life, everybody in Akeelah's 'hood ends up rooting for her as she heads for D.C. and the Big Bee. Akeelah's mom (Angela Bassett) initially opposes Akeelah in her quest, in the best Sheryl Ralph/SISTER ACT 2 tradition. This way, the script writer is able to add a little conflict. And the ending has a neat twist that no one — and I mean no one — will be able to guess. Keke is so convincing as the shy but savvy Akeelah that I kept forgetting I w…

If you had to choose between "Bee Season and "Akeelah and the bee" I strongly recommend Akeelah. The story can be kind of predictable but it was very fun for kids and some adults. There are some jokes which will make you laugh out loud while others will just leave a smile on your face.Laurence Fishburne portrays the role of Dr. Larabee, coach of Akeelah, and he just plays the role very good. The movie can get very exciting at times and it will have you jumping out of your seat shouting at people who can't spell.The only spelling movie that I think can beat Akeelah will have to be spellbound but they're both quite good.

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