Akeelah And The Bee
2006Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya (Angela Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Laurence Fishburne); her principal Mr. Welch (Curtis Armstrong) and the proud residents of her neighborhood. Akeelah’s aptitude earns her an opportunity to compete for a spot in the Scripps National Spelling Bee and in turn unites her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl. 112 minutes
|Producer(s):||Laurence Fishburne, Sidney Ganis, Nancy Hult, Daniel Llewelyn, Michael Romersa|
11 members reviewed: Akeelah And The Bee
- Justina R
The overall movie was great! The story was great! But in the first 15 minutes they had children swearing over and over. It was very disappointing to realize that we teach our children not to swear and then find a really good movie that pays children to swear. I watched this movie once and that will be enough for me. It isn't worth purchasing either.
- Elaine F
As Justina says, there is some bad language in this movie, and I agree with her comments. HOWEVER...the story is so good and inspiring that you may be able to overlook the few instances of that. Perhaps those who live with the challenges that Akeelah has, and are without Christ, could be given allowances. Perhaps their situation could motivate us to reaffirm our responsibility to reach out to them with the love of Christ. Can we who choose not to live in the world, fault those who do for behaving worldly? Only in Christ can we be free from the world and the foul language that abounds around us and our children. We cannot live in a spiritual bubble, and our children need to be taught how to resist, because they hear foul language every day in the public schools, from their peers. This movie is recommended for children over 8 years old; I would probably raise that to Akeelah's age, 11 years old. I would have rated it "good" if the movie had been made without the bad language (there are 12 obscenities and no profanities, according to Christian MOVIEGUIDE).
- Lowell S
Good story though the children's use of profane words make this movie less than what it could be. I just don't understand the use of these words in a PG movie.
- Tammy U
I suppose the story is good, but we were unable to watch this movie, due to the language. We wouldn't allow people in our home speaking like that, so we don't watch movies with that sort of language. I'm actually surprised it's on ChristianCinema to rent. We don't want to send mixed signals to our children about what we believe is proper or how we shouldn't talk or behave.
- Johnny and Crystal J
We were a bit disappointed with the language in this film. We had to turn it off and not finish it.