Plot Summary: A heart-warming drama, "Akeelah and the Bee" is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude wins her a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl.
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April 28th, 2006 (wide)
August 29th, 2006 (DVD)
Lions Gate Films
Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer
Total: 28 vote(s).
Rated PG for some language.