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  Akeelah and the Bee (2006) Now on DVD
Keke Palmer in Lionsgate Films' Akeelah and the Bee - 2006    WATCH THE TRAILER
ABOUT THIS MOVIE
A precocious eleven-year-old girl, Akeelah Anderson, from south Los Angeles, is discovered to have a talent for words. In spite of the objections of her mother Wanda, Akeelah 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, and other members of her community.
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  Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal

Directed by: Doug Atchison

Produced by: Todd Wagner, Mark Cuban, Marc Butan

Written By: Doug Atchison

Distributor: Lions Gate

MPAA Rating: PG for some language.

Release Date: April 28th, 2006

REVIEWS
USA Today, Claudia Puig
"You root for her Akeelah in a performance that in lesser hands could have felt formulaic."  more
Chicago Tribune, Michael Phillips
"...features a film-saving performance where it counts most: from the kid playing the kid with big brain and even bigger heart."  more
Chicago Sun-Times, Roger Ebert
"...particularly valuable for young audiences."   more
Boston Globe, Wesley Morris
"Obviously, it's emotional propaganda. But it's just the kind of propaganda our children need."  more
Atlanta Journal-Constitution, Eleanor Ringel Gillespie
"...a feel-good movie that also feels genuine, even when it's at its most rah-rah."  more
RELATED WEBSITES
Akeelah and the Bee (2006) Official site for the movie Akeelah and the Bee, about an 11-year-old girl from South Los Angeles whose dream is to compete in the National Spelling Bee. Starring Angela Bassett, Lawrence Fishburn, Keke Palmer, and Curtis Armstrong.
IMDb: Akeelah and the Bee (2006) cast overview and production details
Movies.com: Akeelah and the Bee (2006) Photos, news buzz, and general movie details.
Rotten Tomatoes: Akeelah and the Bee (2006) reviews from the nation's top critics and audiences. Also includes movie info, trailer, poster, photos
MovieWeb: Akeelah and the Bee (2006) contains photos, info on the movie, and news updates.

 

 
 
 
 
 

 

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