Overall Rank: 1235
Average Rating: 3/4
# of Ratings: 97
Theatrical Release Date: 04/30/2003
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Jeffrey Blitz
Actors: Angela Arenivar, Nupur Lala, Neelima Marupudi, Mrs. Slaughter, Ted Brigham, Emily Stagg
Plot: Spellbound is a Documentary that follows eight children through the National spelling bee.
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SIngli6 - wrote on 10/29/2016
Bad VHS style film stock aside, this is a fascinating documentary, and one I highly recommend. All the children are given a fair amount of coverage, and best of all there is a strong narrative that structures the film.
mitchellyoung - wrote on 05/18/2012
Not only is this an interesting documentary about childlike drive and ambition, but it is thoroughly and endlessly entertaining. You wouldn't think a spelling bee could be exciting and funny, but this documentary is all that and more.
GJ81 - wrote on 05/10/2009
One of the finest Documentaries ever made. Its twee yes, but once the introductions are over and the spelling bee begins, it becomes as exciting and tense as any thriller. Watch it and be suprised.
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