Akeelah and the Bee

Release date: April 28, 2006

Studio: Lionsgate

Director: Doug Atchison

MPAA Rating: PG (for some language)

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Starring: Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Jeff Marlow, Sara Niemietz, Eddie Steeples

Genre: Drama

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Plot Summary:

An inspirational 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 earns her an opportunity to compete for 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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