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Akeelah and the Bee
My Rating:
(out of 5 stars)
3.5 Stars
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Primary Location: First Saw:On DVD Saw at/with: family on DVD
Rating: PG Year: 2006 Category: Drama Children
Director: Doug Atchison Time: 112 min. Writer: Doug Atchison

Mine: A powerful and entertaining family film. Amazing that this movie made me care about spelling (which I detest as you can tell from this site). Amazing performance by Palmer. Bassett and Fishurne are excellent as always.
Leonard Maltin/Plot synopsis: A young girl from South Los Angeles tries to make it to the National Spelling Bee.
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Keke Palmer as:
Aleelah Anderson
Laurence Fishburne Laurence Fishburne as:
Dr. Larabee
Angela Bassett Angela Bassett as:
Tayna Anderson
Curtis Armstrong Curtis Armstrong as:
Mr. Welsh
J.R. Villarreal as:
Javier Mendez
Sean Michael as:
Dylan Chiu
Sahara Garey as:
Lee Thompson Young as:
Devon Anderson
Erica Hubbard as:
Kiana Anderson