History Film / AkeelahAndTheBee

17th May '18 9:28:20 AM TyeDyeWildebeest
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* KidsAreCruel: The girls and kids who make fun of Akeelah.

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* KidsAreCruel: The girls and kids who make fun of Akeelah. Averted by Javier, though, who's actually pretty nice to her.
15th Apr '18 8:13:14 AM Exxolon
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* NeverTrustATitle: If you heard the name of the film without seeing an associated image, you might well think that it was some kind of children's adventure film about a girl named Akeelah and a talking bee a la ''WesternAnimation/DotAndTheKangaroo'', especially outside the USA where spelling bees are unknown, of minor importance or called something completely different.
23rd Jan '18 1:22:15 PM JJHIL325
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* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Dylan has gotten second place in the nationals twice, but this does not please his father. In his words: "You're second place again, [then] you're second place your whole life!"

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* SecondPlaceIsForLosers: Dylan has gotten second place in the nationals twice, but this does not please his father. In his words: "You're second place again, [then] you're second place your whole life!"life!" Because of this, [[spoiler: Akeelah decides to deliberately misspell "xanthosis" because she figures Dylan needs the championship title more than she does and she figures that she still has next year. Dylan immediately realizes what she's trying to do and purposely misspells the word himself, because he wants a fair competition. At that point, they decide to just do their best and hope they both become the champions]].
30th Sep '17 12:52:20 PM TrendingToon1
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* MisplacedNamesPoster: See the image above.
11th Jul '17 10:59:58 AM Mdumas43073
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-->"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same"
---->--'''Akeelah''' (quoting Marianne Williamson)

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-->"Our ->"Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same"
---->--'''Akeelah'''
same."
-->--'''Akeelah'''
(quoting Marianne Williamson)
24th Aug '16 12:01:49 AM Morgenthaler
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* SpellingSong: "Respect" by ArethaFranklin makes an appearance after Akeela wins the Statewide Spelling Bee.

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* SpellingSong: "Respect" by ArethaFranklin Music/ArethaFranklin makes an appearance after Akeela wins the Statewide Spelling Bee.
22nd Dec '15 8:14:36 AM Austin
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* SpiritualSuccessor: To Film/SearchingForBobbyFischer - in which Laurence Fishburne also plays a Mentor (albeit a much different sort) to the ChildProdigy protagonist.
24th Apr '14 1:09:07 PM ZuTheSkunk
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* DisqualificationInducedVictory: Akeelah would have been out in the very early stages of the qualifiers to get to the National Spelling Bee if her competitor's mother had not been caught mouthing him words.
11th Jan '14 2:29:30 PM wuggles
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A 2006 film staring Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne and Angela Bassett, and it just might be the only SpellingBee drama out there.

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A 2006 film staring Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne Music/KekePalmer, Creator/LaurenceFishburne and Angela Bassett, Creator/AngelaBassett, and it just might be the only SpellingBee drama out there.
2nd Nov '13 8:58:25 AM Mandichaos
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* KidsAreCruel: The girls and kids who make fun of Akeela.

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* KidsAreCruel: The girls and kids who make fun of Akeela.Akeelah.
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