Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Akeelah and the Bee

Akeelah and the Bee, 2006

We watched it last night, the girls (7, 9 and 13) and I. We loved it!

A sweet movie, with a young main actress who was very, very good! We could not established how much exactly it is (or it is not) based on a true story-- but it was a good show!


If your family likes spelling challenges, Scrabble and word origins like our family does, you will enjoy this film!

10 comments:

Candise and Crew said...

The movie is based on many true events, I think. We watched "Spellbound," the documentary of eight students in one of the recent year's National Spelling Bee in D.C. Also a great movie - at your library or NetFlix!

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Oh, we Looooved Spellbound and have watched it several times!!

Love2Learn Mom said...

This is a favorite movie here too and we also enjoyed Spellbound. :)

Tatty said...

hi, I would love to know the name of the credits song at the end of the movie...it's so deep...but can't find its name and singer. Many thanks...the movie is great!

ScienceMom said...

We got this movie from the library and dh previewed it -- and axed it because there was some swearing. What's your take on that?

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

Good question--I remember very little of it. The girls say in unison "there were very few and they didn't make the movie bad". ;-)

Love2Learn Mom said...

I don't remember the details exactly, but I remember thinking it was pretty minor.

Ana Braga-Henebry said...

But then again, you know your kids. Pretty much the same happened to me when I attempted to approve the Cornelia Funke books-- the second page had me close the book and return it.

Mindy said...

The major point this movie makes is that you are not stuck in a cookie cutter of what is expected. There were two dialouges in the movie where references about black and the area the family lived was a hinderence.
I feel this movie showed whoever you are you can achieve what ever you want despite your circumstances.
It has a great message for everybody. Job well done!

Candise and Crew said...

The cursing was likely from the naysayer black students who didn't think "spelling" and "being smart" were cool. Akeelah wins them over and they help her study!