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Post  BoardMomma on 2009-09-27, 15:40

Another choice by Craig from Netflix.


This is a nice straightforward feel-good, underdog- triumphs-over-adversity film some how avoids being sappy. I suspect it was the simple good story and the excellent cast.

It's definitly worth your time. A feel good movie with a bit of a suprise twist at the end.

There is a point in the story where Akeelah is made to read a quote out loud. It's tomorrow's jolt. And I think it's my favorite quote now.

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Post  Berry on 2009-09-27, 16:28

One that I had heard good things about and yet it slipped past my radar. Thanks for the reminder.

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Post  Covina Guy on 2009-09-27, 19:42

I love this movie. I've had the DVD for quite a while & I've probably watched it at least half a dozen times.

I don't remember if it is in the special features of the DVD or someplace else that I heard that the writers had originally written Lawrence Fishburne's roll with the hope of casting Sidney Poitier. I can only imagine how different, but equally entertaining, the original script must have been compared to the actual shooting script that they used.

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Post  BoardMomma on 2009-09-27, 20:08

Poitier is a great actor but Fishburne does a bang up job of playing a highly intelligent professor who has experienced loss and not gotten past it. He lifts Akeelah from her everyday life and gives her the opportunity to become her better self. Then, she does the same for him. Very much a feel good movie and who doesn't need that right now?

CG, I think I would have been surprised if you didn't have the DVD to this movie.

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Post  Covina Guy on 2009-09-27, 23:18

CG, I think I would have been surprised if you didn't have the DVD to this movie.

Would that be because you realize that I have somewhere north of 370 DVD's in my collection??? I am SO glad that I didn't have to pay for all of them. :D

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Post  Berry on 2009-09-27, 23:33

Geez Louise! Hope the technology doesn't change on you (I say as I wonder when I'm going to get rid of my VHS tapes and those little box-like things we had at some point that were going to replace VHS) lol!

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Post  jojo on 2009-09-28, 11:06

Have to check it out, thanks AR!!
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Post  Ancient Roswellian on 2009-09-28, 20:21

@Covina Guy wrote:
CG, I think I would have been surprised if you didn't have the DVD to this movie.

Would that be because you realize that I have somewhere north of 370 DVD's in my collection??? I am SO glad that I didn't have to pay for all of them.

I knew you had a bunch...didn't realize it was that many but DVD's are a great gift aren't they .

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Post  Covina Guy on 2009-09-29, 01:28

but DVD's are a great gift aren't they

It is really nice to get them as gifts but it is also really nice to have friends who have worked in the proper divisions of film studios where they could get me handfulls of DVDs at various times of the year. I wish those friends still worked at those jobs.

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Post  Berry on 2009-09-29, 01:45

My daughter has some copy of the 100 greatest movies ever made...and she is trying to Netflix her way thru them. Today we have Modern Times with charlie Chaplin and In the Heat of the Night with Sidney Poitier.

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