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G| 1 hr. 37 min.

Plot Summary
Eight youthful competitors, sponsored by their hometown newspapers, travel with their families to Washington, D.C., to compete in the 1999 Scripps National Spelling Bee. Now in the national spotlight and under heavy pressure to perform from parents, teachers and their audience, the children struggle to advance toward the championship -- and its accompanying scholarships and cash prizes -- while approaching competitive spelling with the focus and intensity of Olympic athletes.

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Director: Jeff Blitz

Genres: Documentary

Distributor: ThinkFilm

Spellbound (2003)

Release Date: April 30th, 2003|1 hr. 37 min.

critic reviews (10)
fan reviews ( )
  • 88
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    By the time they're onstage, your pulse is pounding right along with theirs. Spell this movie: g-r-e-a-t. show more

  • 100
    San Francisco Chronicle

    Resembles a Christopher Guest movie in that it follows obsessed, socially awkward folks on a seminal journey in their lives. show more

  • 63
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Casts a potent spell. show more

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