Spellbound – rated – HOT! HOT! HOT!
This is another in a long line of excellent documentary features.
It is about a spelling bee, of all things! It is riveting.
It had me crying in the first 5 minutes.
'Welcome to our hive,’ say the Ambler Pennsylvania people (daughter
April). Welcome, indeed, to this strange world of kids with a
talent for spelling all sorts of unlikely words, and the families that
support them. We see a large number of kids gradually whittled down to
a small number, and the tension is almost unbearable – as is the
temptation to shout out the spelling of the words yourself!
Flypaper! Get it out on DVD. It’s not the cinematic quality
that counts here. It’s the humanity.