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At Theaters: 4/28/2006 On Video: 8/29/2006
Rated: PG Length: 1 hr. 52 min.
Internet: Web Site Movie ID: 469927
Studio: Lions Gate Films
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The story of Akeelah Anderson, a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee; her principal Mr. Welch 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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Drama - This is an inspirational drama aimed at audiences of all ages. Children will relate to the story, and parents will appreciate the positive message. This film is indeed appropriate for the whole family.
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Cast and Crew Heading
Keke Palmer BARBERSHOP 2
Angela Bassett MR. 3000, THE SCORE, SUPERNOVA, MUSIC OF THE HEART
Laurence Fishburne ASSAULT ON PRECINCT 13, THE MATRIX: REVOLUTIONS
Curtis Armstrong RAY
Wri/Dir: Doug Atchison ELLEN'S FATHER
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About The Production
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Content Heading
PROFANITY: 1 S-word, a few others.
SEX/NUDITY: None.
VIOLENCE: None.
DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Some tobacco.
ACTION: None.
COMEDY: Some kid humor.
DETAILED CONTENT
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Very Mixed

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Roger Ebert Full Review
Excellent The story of Akeelah's ascent to the finals of the National Spelling Bee makes an uncommonly good movie, entertaining and actually inspirational, and with a few tears along the way.

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Opinion Heading

Based on an Exit Polling of 103 Moviegoers

Ages Age Group
How
Many
Your Probability of
Enjoying This Movie
*
Would
Recommend
Movie To Friends
1-12Children (M/F)
30
Very High
100%
13-19Teens (F)
6
Very High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (M)
1
Fairly High
100%
20-29Yg Adults (F)
8
Very High
100%
30+Adults (M)
14
Very High
100%
30+Adults (F)
44
Very High
100%
*Possible Ratings: Very High, High, Fairly High, About 50/50, Fairly Low, Low, Very Low.

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OPINION OVERVIEW
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Moviegoer Opinions:

Based on a theater exit polling of 103 moviegoers:OUTSTANDING OPINIONS! All ages, both male and female, loved "Akeelah and the Bee." With very few opinions below "Excellent," THIS IS A MUST SEE FAMILY FILM!

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