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Freedom Writers (2007)

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Hilary Swank Hilary Swank
Erin Gruwell
Patrick Dempsey Patrick Dempsey
Scott Casey
Scott Glenn Scott Glenn
Steve Gruwell
Imelda Staunton Imelda Staunton
Margaret Campbell
April L. Hernandez April L. Hernandez
Eva Benitez
Mario Mario
Andre Bryant
Kristin Herrera Kristin Herrera
Gloria Munez
Jaclyn Ngan Jaclyn Ngan

Written by (View all)
Richard LaGravenese Richard LaGravenese
Freedom Writers Freedom Writers


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11 years, 9 months ago at Apr 14 4:13
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not ANOTHER movie about a white teacher who teaches in an urban school and teaches the black kids how they could improve themselves.

first of all, this film has been done 500 times before.

second of all, the only white teachers you'll find in REAL LIFE urban schools are the ones doing their undergrads in there, and once they graduate, they will run as fast as they can... read more

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11 years, 5 months ago at Jul 24 18:19
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My initial thoughts during the first act of this film we're exactly the same as our other reviewer here. Holy hell, how many times are they going to remake Dangerous Minds??

Although I did at this stage recognise Freedom Writers was displaying a lot more depth as the afore-mentioned Michelle Pfieffer vehicle.

It was only when we got to the holocaust and the journal ... read more

typical Hollywood

11 years, 4 months ago at Sep 4 14:54
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Erin Gruwell, a newly appointed English teacher (Hilary Swank), tries to educate her at-risk students.

While I do agree that this film has been done 500 times before, this is one of those films that deserves to be seen. The actors playing the students were well-directed and there are some gems in there - including Weeds' actor Hunter Parrish.
I've never much cared for Hilary ... read more
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Hilary Swank stars as a young teacher who inspires her at-risk students in this moving drama based on true events. Erin Gruwell (Swank) assigns her class an ambitious project: While studying works such as The Diary of Anne Frank, the kids keep journals about their troubled lives, applying history's lessons to break the cycle of violence and despair that threatens their futures. Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey co-star.
Release date: 5 January 2007
Tags: Drama (14), Based On True Story (11), 2007 (8), Teen (6), Education (6), Biography (6), High School (5), Teacher (5), (4), True Story (4), 2000s (3), Students (3), Based On Book (3), Based On A Book (3), SnP (2), Teenage (2), TrueStory (2), California (2), Spiritual Cinema (2), Based On A True Story (2)
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