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Spellbound

  • Release Date: Apr 30, 2003
  • Rated:
  • Runtime: 1 hr. 37 min.
  • Genres: Biography, Culture & Society, Sociology
  • Director:Jeffrey Blitz

Synopsis

Eight youngsters vie for one of the most hotly contested academic awards in the United States in this documentary. Every spring, the Scripps Howard National Spelling Bee attracts students from all over the United States, and filmmaker Jeff Blitz follows eight promising entrants as they journey to Washington, D.C., in hopes of claiming the national championship and a 10,000-dollar prize. Neil Kadakia, from California, has spent months training for the event with the help of his parents, computer...more

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4.0

80 out of 100 Metascore®

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For Families

9

OK for kids 9+

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