Akeelah and the Bee ( 2006 )


Akeelah is a precocious 11-year-old girl from south Los Angeles with a gift for words. Despite her mother's objections, 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.

Akeelah demonstrates determination and dedication to achieve her goal.

Values education and the love of learning.

Depicts supportive friendships and how they help each other.

Characters show responsibility towards their commitments.

Highlights how teamwork contributes to success.

Importance of self-discipline is emphasized throughout the film.

violence 3/10

Instances of bullying and arguments between characters.

language 2/10

Some mild language and insults are present.