Posted on 10/22/06 08:42 AM
I really debated on what rating to give this movie. It was a good independent film. It is about Akeelah, a young black girl raised in a rough neighberhood after her father was killed recently. She is a brain and is great at memorizing words and definitions. The problem is, is that she does not want other girls making fun of how smart she is. So there she slacks all through school. Finally, her school teacher begs her to participate in the school spelling bee, eventually leading her all the way to nationals. The movie has a great story to it, and emotion. The film has won numerous awards, and I can see why.