This is a movie every middle school kid should see.
Despite its predictability, it has a lot of heart.
An intelligent but very insecure girl in a struggling school yearns to find acceptance among her taunting peers and questions the worth of her own ability. Through the help of her also struggling family, principal, and spelling coach, Akeelah learns to take pride in her passion of spelling and observes the lengths one can go with a little determination.
Keke Palmer is wonderful. A great role model for kids. Two thumbs up for this family flick.