Akeelah and the Bee

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Akeelah and the Bee is a 2006 film film written and directed by Doug Atchison.


Akeelah: This is all starting to sound heavy.
Boy: It is heavy. Spelling bees are some serious stuff.

(at the school spelling bee in a hall) Ms. Cross: Okay, Chuckie, your word is "grovel."

Chuckie: Gravel? Like little rocks?

Ms. Cross: No, grovel, like get down on your knees and grovel.

Chuckie: Get down on my knees?(amazed) What?

Ms. Cross: Just spell the word chuckie.

Chuckie: G-R-A-V-E-L.

Ms. Cross: No, Chuckie, you spelled gravel. The word was grovel, G-R-O-V-E-L. You weren't listening. Sorry, Chuckie.

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