Spelling the Dream

Movie review by Renee Longstreet, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 8+

Upbeat celebration of outstanding kids who spell to win.

NR 2020 82 minutes

Parents say

age 7+

Based on 5 reviews

Kids say

age 6+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 10+

Confusing, too many storylines.

I've tried twice to finish this movie. Somehow I can't get through it. My kids and I were confused following all the competitors' stories. If we were to try again, I'd make a graphic organizer with all the spellers' names on it so we could stop and take notes. It jumped around and we couldn't keep up. I did like the history lesson about South Asian immigration. Not that it's inappropriate, but I think it's definitely better for older kids. My six year olds were quite disinterested, my 8 and 10 year olds were in fact watching, but it just didn't peak our interest enough.
age 7+

Spell SUCCESS

These are American kids and taking part in the American Tradition and fulfilling their dreams. Very motivational movie. I hope my kids are inspired by this movie.

This title has:

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