Akeelah and the Bee

Rated PG • 113 minutes

A young schoolgirl (Keke Palmer) from South Central Los Angeles discovers a secret, surprising talent for spelling that promises to take her to the National Spelling Bee, with the help of a depressed English professor (Laurence Fishburne) and despite the opposition of her strict, disciplinarian mother (Angela Bassett). Curtis Armstrong and J.R. Villarreal costar in this critically acclaimed drama.

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