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Akeelah and the Bee

A precocious eleven-year-old girl, Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), from south Los Angeles, is discovered to have a talent for words. In spite of the objections of her mother Wanda (Angela Bassett), 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 (Laurence Fishburne) and a cast of colorful characters from the community. Her journey evokes pride in the neighborhood, bringing them together and, in the end, all witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl

Directed by: Doug Anderson

Also starring: Angela Bassett, Keke Palmer, Curtis Armstrong, J.R. Villarreal, Sean Michael, and Sahara Garey

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