It gets straight A’s.

Following eight rising stars in the high-pressure world of adjectives and pronouns, as they train for the 1999 National Spelling Bee, this Oscar nominee jumps from inner city turmoil to life on the farm.

Every step of the way it honors its young gladiators, and their families.

There’s the deep inner glow of a father who speaks no English watching his daughter rattle off tongue-busting words which would make George Will cry.

And there’s also a contestant who talks like a musical robot, just cause.

Small slices of lives we wouldn’t otherwise know – why I love docs.

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