Akeelah and The Bee

Akeelah and The Bee
Akeelah and The Bee




108 minutes





Akeelah is a charming but insecure 11-year-old girl from gang-ridden South Central Los Angeles who discovers, by chance, that she has an unlikely talent for spelling. By competing on the spelling bee competition circuit and enlisting the help of a wise mentor, Akeelah might just get the chance to make the National finals and make something of herself against all the odds, in this inspiring and uplifting movie.

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Contains obscured strong language.

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