I was. A gripping film following 8 pre/early-teen finalists in the 1999 National Spelling Bee. Yes, I was sceptical too, but once you’re watching it you can’t help but pick the one you want to win. The film is made up of two parts – the first half introduces each of the finalists in turn, the second half is the competition itself.

Plus a great A4 2 info on the film courtesy of Islington’s Screen on the Green.