Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee

DVD - 2006
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iloveseaotters
May 24, 2019

I'm not sure if this is a true story, but it was extremely well done and was very inspiring. I loved the little girl as Akeelah and I can tell that she will be very successful in her acting career. A perfect blend of drama and education are presented here. Loved Lawrence Fishburn as the spelling coach and although he didn't have a whole lot of lines, Curtis Williams was great as the principal of Akeelah's school. I'd never seen him in a dramatic role before, and he gave a fantastic performance. This movie just goes to show what a lot of hard work and determination will get you.

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white_giraffe_100
Apr 10, 2019

I thought this was the bee movie

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duanetucker
Oct 15, 2018

Simply wonderful !

LPL_TraciB Jul 14, 2018

This is a family-friendly movie with a message that everyone can appreciate. Akeelah, a young black girl growing up in South Los Angeles, has a lot of obstacles to overcome--getting bullied, her brother is in a gang, her father is dead, and her mother doesn't have time for her, to name a few. Through her persistence, and with the help of her principal who saw something special in her, and a coach, she made it to the Scripps National Spelling Bee. My favorite part was that her whole community supported her and, and many helped her train for the Bee. Even though this movie was made over 10 years ago, it still holds up and is heart-warming, especially in these divisive times.

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reginator_22
Feb 01, 2018

Decent movie. Morpheus is in it!

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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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DreDre
Jul 11, 2015

Inspiring and enjoyable to watch Akeelah self-confidence grow. The actors are outstanding!

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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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stse88
Apr 01, 2012

A nice warm inspiring feel-good movie. Girl who played Akeelah did nice job, as did Lawrence Fishburn. Plot is predictable - Young girl in bad neighborhood rises above her environment to become champion, etc., etc. But script and actors draw you in anyway. So watch it and just enjoy.

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Petulla
Mar 15, 2012

great!! :)

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ALONDRA LOPEZ
Nov 26, 2011

This is movie is amazing!!! Spectacular!! Fa-nominal!! It's about
being able to do the impossible and
it's just amazing!!! I was screaming of joy. I was just so into this movie while watching it. You have to watch this movie with your family.

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summermoon
Mar 31, 2011

Wonderful movie. Heartfelt and a great all round movie.

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historyquest
Jan 19, 2010

This is a really great movie...it inspires kids. Simple story told well. I highly recommend it. Appropriate for all ages.


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