Akeelah and the Bee Image
Metascore
72

Generally favorable reviews - based on 30 Critics

User Score
8.0

Generally favorable reviews- based on 75 Ratings

Summary: An inspirational drama, Akeelah and the Bee is the story of Akeelah Anderson (Palmer), a precocious eleven-year old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother (Bassett), Akeelah enters various spelling contest, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee (Fishburne), her principal Mr. Welch (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 united her neighborhood who witness the courage and inspiration of one amazing little girl. (Lionsgate)
Runtime: 112 min
Rating: Rated PG for some language.
Production: 2929 Productions
Genres: Drama, Family
Country: USA
Language: English
Home Release Date: Aug 29, 2006
Director Credit
Doug Atchison Director
Writer Credit
Doug Atchison Written By
Principal Cast Credit
Angela Bassett Tanya
KeKe Palmer Akeelah
Laurence Fishburne Dr. Larabee
Cast Credit
Curtis Armstrong Mr. Welch
Dalia Phillips Ms. Cross
Eddie Steeples Derrick-T
Erica Hubbard Kiana
J.R. Villarreal Javier
Jeris Poindexter Steve
Julito McCullum Terrence
Lee Thompson Young Devon
Sahara Garey Georgia
Sara Niemietz Polly
Sean Michael Afable Dylan
Tzi Ma Mr. Chiu
Producer Credit
Dalia Phillips Associate Producer
Danny Llewelyn Producer
Helen Sugland Executive Producer
Jaki Brown Co-Producer
Kent Kubena Co-Producer
Laurence Fishburne Producer
Marc Butan Executive Producer
Mark Cuban Executive Producer
Michael Burns Executive Producer
Michael Johnson Associate Producer
Michael Paseornek Executive Producer
Michael Romersa Producer
Mike Upton Co-Producer
Nancy Hult Producer
Sidney Ganis Producer
Todd Wagner Executive Producer
Tom Ortenberg Executive Producer
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