Freedom Writers (2007)

  • Time: 123 min
  • Genre: Biography | Crime | Drama
  • Director: Richard LaGravenese
  • Cast: Hilary Swank, April Lee Hernandez, Mario, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey


Erin Gruwell’s passion to become a teacher is soon challenged by a group of Black, Latino, and Asian gangbangers who hate her even more than each other. When Erin begins to listen to them in a way no adult has ever done, she begins to understand that for these kids, getting through the day alive is enough-hey are not delinquents but teenagers fighting a war of the streets that began long before they were born.

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  • This is one of the best inspirational high school movies I’ve seen yet. The director wasn’t afraid to show a glimpse of what life was like for these kids. The fact that this movie is based on a true story adds so much punch to the emotions displayed by the actors and felt by the audience. The acting was absolutely outstanding. It was very easy for you to feel how they were feeling. Hilary Swank does some of her best acting, as usual, but most of the other cast are great as well. It’s good that they are unknowns, because it makes you feel like they are real and not just acting. Overall, I would like to say that I enjoyed it very much, and would recommend it to people who enjoy inspirational movies and drama. If you haven’t seen it, it is definitely worth renting or owning.

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