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Akeelah and the Bee2006

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  • 4.3
Akeelah Anderson, from south Los Angeles, has a talent for words. In spite of the objections of her mother Wanda, Keke enters a spelling contest. Her gift takes her to compete in the National Spelling Bee, the most famous competition of its kind in the world. On the way, she is helped by a forthright, mysterious teacher, Dr. Larabee and a cast of colorful characters from the community.

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Keke Palmer (Akeelah) is a real find and does her best, which is very good by the way, but right down to the last cliché this thing reminded me of nothing so much as an "After School Special". (Honestly, having never heard of the film previously, I actually Googled to check whether it mightn't originally have been produced for that series.)

A real feel good movie.