Anne (netmouse) wrote,

Akeelah and the Bee

Having finally seen Akeelah and the Bee, starring Angela Bassett, Laurence Fishburne and the young Keke Palmer as Mother, Coach, and eleven-year-old spelling bee contestant (Akeelah), I think I can say it's a feel-good movie. Not incredible, but good. At one point, Akeelah's coach has her read a quote that's hanging on his wall. As near as I can tell, the words are taken from Marianne Williamson:

Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. We ask ourselves, Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous? Actually, who are you not to be? We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same.

(The movie selects from within this quote. I may not have gotten the edit exactly the same.)

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