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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Credits

Cast
Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael, Sahara Garey
Director
Doug Atchison
ScreenplayDough Atchison
MusicAaron Zigman
CinematographyM. David Mullen
EditingGlenn Farr
Sound formatsDolby Digital
SoundtrackNot available
Made in2006
Produced bySpelling Bee Productions Inc., 2929 Productions, Cinema Gypsy Productions, Lions Gate Films, Out of the Blue... Entertainment, Reactor Films, Starbucks Entertainment

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Film and Publications Board (FPB) Report (SA)

GenreDrama
LanguageInfrequently, mild
NudityNone
SexNone
ViolenceNone
PrejudiceNone
BlasphemyNone
Drug abuseNone
CommentsNone
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Adjusted Childcare Action Project (CAP) Report (USA)

CategoryScore (-50 to 50)
Wanton Violence / Crime
44
Impudence / Hate
-50
Sexual Immorality
50
Drugs / Alcohol
31
Offence to God
50
Murder / Suicide
50
Final score
29

ScreenIt Report (USA)

Sex / Nudity
1
Violence
1
Blood / Gore / Gross
1
Guns / Weapons
0
Profanity
2
Alcohol / Drugs
1
Smoking
1
Disrespectful / Bad Attitude
4
Imitative Behaviour
2
Frightening / Tense Scenes
0
Jump Scenes
0
Tense Family Scenes
3
Music (Scary/Tense)
0
Music (Inappropriate)
0
Topics to talk about
3


Ratings

Scale (Max)20

What the Critics say

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
BBC
Neil Smith
10
Box Office
Christine James
10
Chicago Sunday Times
Roger Ebert
20
eye Weekly
Adam Nayman
1
ScreenIt
14

What the People say

Internet
3237 Netizens
16

Average .. 60%

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