Akeelah and the Bee
Release Date: April 28, 2006
Running Time: 112 mins.
MPAA Rating: PG
Box Office: $18,811,135.00
Genre: Adventure, Drama, Family
Akeelah Anderson is a precocious eleven-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite the objections of her mother Tanya, Akeelah enters various spelling contests, for which she is tutored by the forthright Dr. Larabee; her principal Mr. Welch 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.
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