Spellbound (2002) movie poster

(2002) dir. Jeffrey Blitz
viewed: 02/17/04

Pretty interesting documentary about the National Scripps Spelling Bee, following eight different kids on their way through the experience. The first half, looking at their lives, their varying experiences and degrees of preparation, I found much more compelling than the actual bee itself. Overall, though, a good documentary that speaks to larger subjects than which it is more literally about, which is almost always a good thing.

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