Akeelah and the Bee
The 'Bee' in the title refers to the American spelling competitions. Our heroine is an eleven year old, in a problem family. She is advanced for her age, and her principal organises an old friend to coach her in spelling skills. As she progresses and gains community support, she has to deal with her family falling apart. New skills mean tougher competitions, which introduces some romance to keep her motivated.
119 minutes , All ages Drama, Family.
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Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael, Sahara Garey
Doug Atchison Screenplay Dough Atchison Music Aaron Zigman Cinematography M. David Mullen Editing Glenn Farr Sound formats Dolby Digital Soundtrack Not available
Made in 2006
Produced by Spelling Bee Productions Inc., 2929 Productions, Cinema Gypsy Productions, Lions Gate Films, Out of the Blue... Entertainment, Reactor Films, Starbucks Entertainment
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FPB Report (SA)
Language Infrequently, mild
Drug abuse None
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Adjusted CAP Report (USA) (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
Impudence / Hate
Drugs / Alcohol
Offence to God
Murder / Suicide
Min - Max
ScreenIt Report (USA)
Sex / Nudity Violence Blood / Gore / Gross Guns / Weapons Profanity Alcohol / Drugs Smoking Disrespectful / Bad Attitude Imitative Behaviour Frightening / Tense Scenes Jump Scenes Tense Family Scenes Music (Scary/Tense) Music (Inappropriate) Topics to talk about
Scale (Max) 20 South African Media
Cape Argus/The Star Theresa Smith 10
Cape Times Kenneth Turan 10
Mail & Guardian Shaun de Waal 8
The Citizen Sabrina Dean 15
Sunday Times Barry Ronge 15
24.com Alistair Fairweather 15 International Media
BBC (UK) Neil Smith 10
Box Office (USA) Christine James 10
Chicago Sunday Times Roger Ebert 20
eye Weekly (Canada) Adam Nayman 1
ScreenIt (USA) 14
IMDB 3237 Netizens 16
Average .. 60% 12
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