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  • Friday, January 26, 2007
    I really liked Akeelah and the Bee. Perhaps it added to my enjoyment that I was in a room of kids who were clapping for the spelling bee contestants they liked toward the end of the movie. I got teary a few times, even.

    It does require patience, watching a movie in a room with 140 little kids. One kid had her foot on the screen (on a tripod), and so the picture was slowly migrating from the screen to the blackboard. Another kid decided to get up and go to the bathroom, and when she got back, she just stood, awestruck, in the middle of the room for an entire scene. Another kid kicked a wire, and it disconnected the computer from the projector, and the screen was blacked out. Then ANOTHER time, the sound inexplicably faded for another 2 scenes.

    THEN, the other 4 movies let out approximately 20 minutes before ours did, and there was a flood of older and younger siblings saying "Mom!! My movie's over!!!"

    Somehow, through all of that, I really enjoyed the movie.

    p.s. A week from today, I'll be married.
    posted by Zuska @ 8:54 PM  
    • At Friday, January 26, 2007 11:21:00 PM, Blogger Harmless Error said…

      I really wanted to see that movie and never did, i think because it came out sometime during the cursed summer of 2006 (bar study time).

      marriage. i keep saying i want it. and yet i'm like, 12, so, i guess i can't really want it.

    • At Saturday, January 27, 2007 7:07:00 AM, Blogger Reel Fanatic said…

      I was surprised at just how much I liked Akeelah and the Bee .. it was just that rare breed of family flick that's as smart as it is entertaining, and young Keke Palmer was just fantastic

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