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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Akeelah and the Bee

Overview


Genre

Drama, Family

Release Date

April 28, 2006

MPAA Rating

PG

Duration

112 min.

Studio

Lions Gate Films

REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  2 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Doug Atchison

Producer

Jeff Davidson, Sidney Ganis, Danny Llewelyn, Laurence Fishburne, Michael Romersa

Screenwriter

Doug Atchison

Starring

Story


A heart-warming, triumph-over adversity drama, "Akeelah and the Bee" centers on a precocious eleven-year-old girl, Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), from south Los Angeles, who is discovered to have a talent for words. In spite of the objections of her mother Wanda (Angela Bassett), Keke enters a spelling contest. Her gift takes her to compete in the National Spelling Bee, the most famous competition of its kind in the world. On the way, she is helped by a forthright, mysterious teacher, Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne) and a cast of colorful characters from the community. Her journey evokes pride in the neighborhood, bringing them together and, in the end, all witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.

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PREMIERE PHOTO

Angela Bassett
Akeelah and the Bee Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Apr 20, 2006
Angela Bassett
Akeelah and the Bee Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals
Apr 20, 2006

REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..a solid drama with rich characters and enough charm to make it one of the better family films released in the last few months..”
by Edward Douglas [Comingsoon]
“..an engaging story of a little girl who learns to dream big..”
by Pam Grady [Reel]
“..An inspirational spelling bee movie..”
by Scott Brown [Entertainment Weekly]