2006 Drama/Family Rated PG 112 Minutes
|In Theaters||April 28, 2006|
|On DVD||August 29, 2006||Now Available||?|
|On Blu-ray||Not Yet||Alert Me||Remind Me||?|
AKEELAH AND THE BEE is the inspirational story of Akeelah Anderson (Keke Palmer), an 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.
Rated PG for some language.
Box office gross: $18.8 million. View box office history.
Released by Lionsgate. See credits.