Akeelah and the Bee

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  1. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

    Just watched this film with my girls and totally recommend it!! No sex, violence but such a positive message :cool:

    Plot Summary
    Eleven year-old Akeelah Anderson's life is not easy: her father is dead, her mom ignores her, her brother runs with the local gangbangers. She's smart, but her environment threatens to strangle her aspirations. Responding to a threat by her school's principal, Akeelah participates in a spelling bee to avoid detention for her many absences. Much to her surprise and embarrassment, she wins. Her principal asks her to seek coaching from an English professor named Dr. Larabee for the more prestigious regional bee. As the possibility of making it all the way to the Scripps National Spelling Bee looms, Akeelah could provide her community with someone to rally around and be proud of -- but only if she can overcome her insecurities and her distracting home life. She also must get past Dr. Larabee's demons, and a field of more experienced and privileged fellow spellers.
     
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  3. Karen1972

    Karen1972 Gold Member

    the local gangbangers? - oo er missus!
     
  4. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

    Tsk tsk, I did say NO sex!!
     
  5. Karen1972

    Karen1972 Gold Member

    you sure did honey BUT i only know of one kind of gangbanger what does the other one mean then?
     
  6. DQ

    DQ Queen of the Damned

    It's gang violence in America.
     
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