Akeelah and the Bee parents guide

Akeelah and the Bee

A talent for spelling.

Overall A

With the help of a former university professor (Laurence Fishburne), a young girl named Akeelah (Keke Palmer) begins to develop her unusual talent for spelling. But when she starts competing in various bees, she discovers her gift is also affecting the lives of her family, friends, fellow competitors, teachers and the residents of the inner-city neighborhood she calls home.

Release date April 27, 2006

Violence A-
Sexual Content A-
Profanity B-
Substance Use B+

Why is Akeelah and the Bee rated PG? The MPAA rated Akeelah and the Bee PG for some language

Run Time: 112 minutes

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Akeelah and the Bee
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Why is Akeelah and the Bee rated PG? Akeelah and the Bee is rated PG by the MPAA for some language

In this heartwarming story about reaching your potential, the character of Akeelah is faced with many obstacles including grief from the loss of a parent, living with financial constraints, a lack of desire to work hard and some bullies at school. Set in an underprivileged neighborhood, the script includes mentions of problems with gangs and violent crimes, unwed mothers, and one moderate as well as a few mild profanities are used. Akeelah decides to lie to her mother, but later faces some consequences for her choice. A sorrowing character is seen drinking what may be an alcoholic beverage, while another is shown smoking. A young boy and girl exchange brief kisses, and an adult character wears some low-cut clothes. The pressure and expectations of participation in a spelling competition are depicted.

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Akeelah and the Bee
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G Coarse Language.
Alberta PG
Manitoba G -----
Ontario G
Quebec G
Martimes G
Canadian Home Video G

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Cast and Crew

Akeelah and the Bee is directed by Doug Atchison and stars Keke Palmer, Laurence Fishburne, Angela Bassett.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Akeelah and the Bee movie is August 28, 2006. Here are some details…

Inspire all aspiring students with the DVD release of Akeelah and the Bee. This almost letter-perfect movie comes to the home video market with deleted scenes, a gag reel, and Keke Palmer0x2019s All My Girlz music video. As well, there are three featurettes: The Making of Akeelah and the Bee, Doug & Keke: Two Peas In a Pod, and Inside the Mind of Akeelah. Audio tracks are available in English (Dolby 5.1 and 2.0 Dolby Digital), with subtitles in English and Spanish.

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