Akeelah And The Bee

2006, Movie, PG, 112 mins

Akeelah And The Bee
Sentimental, manipulative, predictable and utterly charming, writer-director Doug Atchison's underdog tale revolves around an indifferent student who blossoms after heeding the siren call of competitive spelling. Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer) is both bored by her classes at Crenshaw Middle School, a struggling institution in South Los Angeles, and afraid of being ostracized as a brainiac, so she cuts classes, slacks off on homework and downplays her academic gifts. But the hours Akeelah spends playing computer Scrabble at home have made her into a bona fide spelling whiz, and Principal Welch (Curtis Armstrong) insists that she participate in the scho...
Released: 2006 Rated: PG Length: 112 mins

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