Duration: 112 min.
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 ...
sentimental, touching, emotional, realistic, feel good ...
family outing, kids, chick flick
spelling bee, underdog, mentor, courage, coming of age, friendship, dedicated educator, urban, contests and competitions, happy ending, kids and family, children ...
contemporary, 21st century
los angeles, usa, california, washington d.c.