Reel Girl recommends: ‘Akeelah and the Bee’

I just blogged about watching “Bend it Like Beckham” with my soccer obsessed daughter. A week earlier, we saw “Akeelah and the Bee” right after that same daughter was a finalist in her school spelling bee.


I can’t tell you how excited I was for my daughter to experience this narrative while she was going through something similar in her own life. “Akeelah,” like “Beckham” is about competition and family and culture. “Akeelah” also stars a girl of color. This movie made me cry, and it’s about a spelling bee! If your kids have not seen it, please show it to them ASAP. It’s on Reel Girl’s 10 and up list.

Reel Girl rates “Akeelah and the Bee” ***HHH***

3 thoughts on “Reel Girl recommends: ‘Akeelah and the Bee’

  1. This movie is about a girl from a lower, middle class family that excels at spelling. Your daughter is the granddaughter of a very, very rich man that owned a major league baseball franchise in the city she currently lives in. There is nothing in this movie that has anything to do with your spoiled child. It is scary that you think there are any connections. You both don’t have butler service 24/7? Mom ran from ahole dad? Get a grip Margot. A mortgage on a 3,000 square foot place in SF does not make you equal to someone living paycheck to paycheck. You are dispicable.

    • Hi Not spoiled,

      Thank you for this info. From now on, I’ll make sure my daughter only watches movies about rich, white girls.

      You don’t know shit about my life, and even if your ridiculous assumptions were correct, your conclusions are absurd. You really think how much money people have is how kids should relate to each other and what kind of art they should be exposed to and learn from?

      Instead of spending your time writing nasty comments to me, you ought to focus on getting that chip off your shoulder.


      • You, not spoiled are being a true asshole.
        if you hate Marogt so much then go and don’t cone back!!! Reel girl is a blog for feminists and people looked no for nice media.
        ~lo opts of luv Nikki Roseworth

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