A feel-good sport movie with both a heart and a message that towers over most of the films in it's genre. Triggered by a likable leading actress the movie never really loses it's focus even if it has a predictable ending and loses much steam when the final competition begin. I still found it hard to hate as it give hope even to those of us in soceity that has the worst start in life.
This movie was so freaking entertaining, for all the wrong reasons. Some of the dialogue and performances were so cheesy to me that it almost felt like they were bordering on campy at times. Hilarious. "This is all starting to sound really heavy.""It is heavy. Spelling-bees are serious shit!" Cracked me up hard