Akeelah and the Bee details
|Starring:||Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer|
|Studio:||LIONS GATE HOME ENTERTAINMENT|
Akeelah and the Bee
|Run time:||1 hour 49 minutes|
|Rental release:||26 Mar 2007|
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A real feel-good filmBy a customer from Leicester, England , 10 Sep 2006
[Highly rated reviewer]I watched this film on the plane coming back from the States and thoroughly enjoyed it. I fell in love with all the characters, and as a self confessed spelling geek I found it highly informative about how to improve my own orthography. It was also covered issues such as class conflict, bereavement and parental pressure on their kids to succeed academically. A great film.
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Beautiful FilmBy lollypie75 (119 reviews) from Harlow , 09 Jun 2009Who should watch this film.... Anyone who wants some positivity and inspiration in their lives.
Some very moving performances in this movie from Angela Basset and Lawrence Fishbourne and the leading young actress. There are some complex relationships that unfold during the film between mother and daughter and brother and sister and teacher and student.
No matter where you come from you can overcome adversity and achieve your dreams.
Go watch this film and enjoy and maybe even shed a tear.
DiamondBy a customer from London , 15 Apr 2009A simple but great tale of overcoming against the odds, this film charts 11 year old Akeelah's journey to the US national spelling bee - and the impact her successes have on her wider (ghetto) community.
A film reuniting Angela Bassett and Laurence Fishburne deserves far more fanfare than this film has been given. Given that it's also excellent, I'm surprised it's so far under the radar.
A feel-good film technically (you'd need a heart of stone not to be moved), but if a film about a kid's spelling test can have me on the edge of my seat and cheering like it's the Olympics, and has legendary actors sharing the screen, it must contain more than a little magic. Insightful, exciting and entertaining and Keke Palmer is definitely one to watch. Must-see for anyone who grew up/lives in the ghetto.
DVD comes with extras including a making of featurette and deleted scenes.
'Akeelah And The Bee' (2006)By a customer from Preston , 23 Feb 2009My children loved the film need more like these
Good MovieBy a customer from London , 09 Jan 2009Loved the movie, was moved
ExcellentBy a customer from Woodford Green , 16 Dec 2008excellent film in many ways. Very educational and shows that black young people that achieve their potential given the right support and guidance.