Akeelah and the Bee (Flick’s Review)

Posted on | May 31, 2011 | 2 Comments

4.4 reels out of 5.0 reels.

Akeelah doesn’t fit in and she’s not good at anything.  On top of this her dad is dead.  After Akeelah learns she knows how to spell and wins the Creenshaw Regional Spelling Bee, she decides to go to the Los Angeles Spelling Bee, and if she’s good enough the Scripp’s National Bee.  Along the way Akeelah gets help from friends and family.


My favorite character is Akeelah because she’s smart and good at spelling.  My favorite scene is the Scripps Bee because it’s exciting and dramatic.

It’s rated PG for some language and I agree.

Akeelah and the Bee is full of exciting spelling bees, unforgettable characters, awesome directing, and an interesting and sophisticated story.  This all adds up to the excellent film, Akeelah and the Bee.

Excellent. E-X-C-E-L-L-E-N-T. Excellent.

Director: Doug Atchison
Writer: Doug Atchison

Keke Palmer: Akeelah
Laurence Fishburne: Dr. Larabee
Angela Bassett: Tanya
Curtis Armstrong: Mr. Welch
J.R. Villarreal: Javier (as JR Villarreal)
Sean Michael Afable: Dylan
Sahara Garey: Georgia
Lee Thompson Young: Devon
Julito McCullum: Terrence
Erica Hubbard: Kiana
Eddie Steeples: Derrick-T
Dalia Phillips: Ms. Cross
Tzi Ma: Mr. Chiu
Jeris Poindexter: Steve (as Jeris Lee Poindexter)
Sara Niemietz: Polly

See more about this film on IMDB.


2 Responses to “Akeelah and the Bee (Flick’s Review)”

  1. GG
    June 1st, 2011 @ 2:00 pm

    Flick are you following Scripps National Bee this week? Your review is e x c e l l e n t.

  2. Andrea Itkin
    June 16th, 2011 @ 6:27 am

    Hey Flick, I love that you and Flack reviewed this film. It’s so good and I don’t think it got as much press as the other spelling bee movies.

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