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Keke Palmer as Akeelah. Anderson explains that her husband, with whom Akeelah was very close, was shot when the little girl was six in an act of random violence. Movie details In theaters: As well, there are three featurettes: Janet Borrus as Cheating Boy’s Mom. But the movie has something else going on as well. Edward Boxler Super Reviewer.

View All Critic Reviews The pressure and expectations of participation in a spelling competition are depicted. Parents say 40 Kids say Corina Boettger as Red-Haired Girl. User Reviews Parents say Kids say. And although the most promising candidate, Dylan Chiu Sean Michael , seems determined to win at any cost, deeper motivations and ethics are revealed as the story unfolds. Erica Hubbard as Kiana.

A must see for families.

Great story, well acted, super direction, and a lesson to boot. Adult Written by clarence August 5, Log in with Facebook. Jeff Marlow as District Judge. Terms of Use and Privacy Policy under which this service is provided to you.

Good message, but a good bit of mild language Language is mostly in the first half of the movie, but there are several places where someone says a mild curse. Had useful details 5. Stay up to date on new reviews.

Parent reviews for Akeelah and the Bee

Edit Cast Cast overview, first billed only: Add to Watchlist Added. I thought they stopped making movies like dating many years ago. Angela Bassett as Tanya. Akeelah isn’t sure she wants to compete, movis her widowed mother Angela Bassett — who already has her hands full supporting four children, nad a teenage mother and a son who’s on the fast track to trouble with the law — worries about exposing her youngest, who was only 6 when her father was gunned down by a stranger, to the psychological pressures of ferocious competition.


We want to hear what you have to say but need to verify your account. Very interesting, good messages, some swearing. And Akeelah gets off to a rocky start with Larabee, arriving late for her first session and sassing back when he chastises her.

Common Sense is a nonprofit organization. Her example may spell similar successes within young viewers who see this wonderful movie. Her older sister is mmovie teen mom, and her older brother is on the cusp of gang life.

Get it now on Searching for streaming and purchasing options Math teacher inspires in powerful fact-based drama. If you don’t mind me saying. Don’t have an account? Yet she learns more than just memorization techniques from the brilliant educator fhe opens her eyes to the building blocks of language and how words can be used to shape the world.

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While a heart-warming movie about an under-privileged character discovering her inner potential and going on to great achievements may sound cliche there are elements about this script that are truly unique. Tzi Ma as Mr. Sid Ganis as Regional Pronouncer. Austin Herrera Davis as Cheating Boy. Related news about Akeelah and the Bee. Krysten Leigh Jones as Tough Girl 1. A quote from Maryanne Williamson commonly attributed to Nelson Mandela about not being afraid to live at one’s fullest potential is a centerpiece of the thr.


August 29, Cast: View All Critic Reviews tthe Jason Ortenberg as “Flocculation” Speller. With the help of a former university professor Laurence Fishburnea young girl named Akeelah Keke Palmer begins to develop her unusual talent for spelling. Great Film, but should ratig watch without language filter We are very careful with what we let our children watch.

A great movie for the whole family, I recommend this film for mature 9’s and up.

When her principal Curtis Armstrong sees her talent, he and a colleague Laurence Fishburne try to convince her to participate in a regional spelling bee. Heartwarming underdog story, but has language We loved this movie about a girl with spelling talent who overcomes the odds against her.

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Available to Stream Watch on. Personalize Common Sense for your family. All these messages were so relevant and powerful for my 8 year anv daughter.

As well, she has no support from home where her widowed mother Angela Bassett is overwhelmed by a fulltime job of making ends meet and dealing with wayward family members. Smith as Mary Calveretti.