Villarreal and an Asian American named Dylan. It puts her in and territory, and there's something about her poise and self-possession that hints she will grow up to be a considerable actress. If you have any legal issues please contact the appropriate media file owners or host sites. I recommend this movie to everyone!! This marks the first onscreen reunion of Bassett and Fishburne since their Academy Award-nommed performances as Ike Turner and Tina Turner in Brian Gibson's 1993 biopic, What's Love Got to Do with It. But Akeelah, improvising in the moment and out of her heart, makes it air-tight. I strongly recommend this for families with children 13 and under.
Something called sportsmanship is involved. Larabee Laurence Fishburne , who consents to act as her coach A college professor who was a spelling-bee champ as a child, Larabee is a stubborn taskmaster who questions Akeelah's ability and commitment, but in time he develops a respect for his pupil and helps her prove her talent as she climbs the ladder to the National Spelling Bee. Quite remarkably, she made it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee Championship in Washington D. Larabee's demons, and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers. It will bring you all together and even show adults that we can still all learn lessons in life!! Akeelah doesn't quite trust this interloper, and is disinclined to give up what she understands as her individuality to accommodate him. Eleven-year-old Akeelah Anderson Keke Palmer is both bored by her classes at Crenshaw Middle School, a struggling institution in South Los Angeles,.
Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. This sets the stage for several key events that follow, but it's a rare painful moment in a movie that's otherwise so warm, appealing and thoroughly irresistable--a feel-good movie of such a high order that I almost hate to risk giving even the slightest impression of, uh, dissing it by labeling it with that slightly pejorative term. This is a tragedy in some predominantly black schools: Excellence is punished by the other students, possibly as an expression of their own low self-esteem. The movie demonstrates how being motivated can lead kids to achieve great things. It soon becomes apparent that if Akeelah has any intention of entering the national spelling bee championships in Washington, D.
Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. I purchased this movie to watch with a mixed grade level class of high school students in a public speaking class. What makes it transcend the material is the way she relates to the professor, and to two fellow contestants: a Mexican-American named Javier J. She hated school and was absent whenever she had more important matters to attend to, and she often didn't turn in assigned homework; however, she had never misspelled a word on the hebdomadal spelling test. Love the diversity and the acting is great.
Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. While Akeelah is a very bright girl, she's hardly a star student and seems afraid of acting like a bookworm around her friends and classmates. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Meanwhile, Tanya feels intimidated when she finds the contests are dominated by children from wealthy families and privileged backgrounds, and argues that the competition may not be in Akeelah's best interest, believing instead that homework should be the one and only priority in Akeelah's life. Cmovies is not responsible for the accuracy, compliance, copyright, legality, decency, or any other aspect of the content of other linked sites. What a wonderful family movie.
Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Characters lie to protect loved ones and must make amends. So far the movie has been viewed 594 times. And as effective, satisfying, funny and moving as the rest of this movie is, the national spelling bee climax delivers extraordinarily beyond expectations. Told through the eyes of the American and Japanese unit commanders, who must deal with an atmosphere of growing distrust and tension between their men. The main movie genre categories for Akeelah and the Bee are: Drama. That's what makes the film particularly valuable for young audiences.
Larabee Fishburne , her principal Mr. Tanya Anderson has issues after the death of her husband, and values Akeelah's homework above all else, including silly afterschool activities like spelling bees. She could have easily slipped through the cracks with her potential and been forgotten if a teacher and principal hadn't taken a special interest in her future. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of -- but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. It's a very well written and well acted film that is intelligent, sweet, funny, emotional and inspirational. How can you be true to lost loved ones by moving forward into the future? We're watching this in class, and I wish we were actually doing classwork instead of watching it, that's how bad it is. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr.
A great movie with an amazing message to not be afraid of your own abilities even when it makes you different. There is only one person who absolutely must understand what she is doing, and why -- and he does. She goes through some back-and-forth with her best friend at school, Kiana Erica Hubbard , who thrills to Akeelah's success initially, then feels left out of the bee crowd. . As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of — but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. In our winning-obsessed culture, it is inspiring to see a young woman like Akeelah Anderson instinctively understand, with empathy and generosity, that doing the right thing involves more than winning. Kudos to the producers and the acting cast.
What a wholesome movie with life lessons for both children and adults. She also must get past Dr. Little did I know, that was just the beginning for how great this movie would be for everyone. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. She not only embodies her gift and her passion, but she also inspires new ways of thinking about intellectual activities.
Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. No, I ain't down for no spelling bee. Despite the objections of her mother Bassett , Akeelah enters various spelling contest, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Our six year old daughter decided to compete in their upcoming school spelling bee, so I decided to show her this movie just to show her why it's important to pronounce the word yourself before you spell it aloud. Made by movie fans, for movie fans.