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Akeelah and the Bee (2006)

Cast: Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne, Curtis Armstrong, Sean Michael

Director(s): Doug Atchison

Language: English

Genre: Coming-of-Age Drama

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Synopsis

Following in the fine tradition of inspiring inner-city underdog tales like STAND AND DELIVER, and TAKE THE LEAD, Doug Atchison's AKEELAH AND THE BEE is a story of overcoming odds that never descends into empty formula. The narrative centers around the character of Akeelah (Keke Palmer, in a star-making performance), a charming yet insecure 11 year old girl from Los Angeles' gang-ridden South Central district. Upon flipping channels after school one day, she lands on ESPN's coverage of the Nati... [Get complete synopsis]

 

Papamikey wrote on May 18, 2010, 3:56 pm
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Absolutely charming.

Start to finish, a beautiful tale of rags to riches. Inspiring and tear-jerking...

Wonderful film.
Deril wrote on May 18, 2010, 4:00 pm
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