Freedom Writers (2007)

PG-13   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama


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A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.


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12 March 2007 | tfrizzell
Sometimes the Pen Does Defeat the Sword.
True story about a young teacher (Hilary Swank) who comes to a rough part of inner-city Los Angeles in the mid-1990s and inspires her high school students through expression via personal writings. A wide range of ethnic and cultural divisions provide difficulties aplenty with gang activity and general mischief being the orders of the day and it is up to Swank to pull through the layers of grief, anger and despair to help her students not only succeed in the classroom, but also in life. Inspirational and a bit cheesy at the same time, "Freedom Writers" still uses a proved formula to work well for the most part. Swank is dominant (as she always seems to be) and she gets ample support from good young performers, a smart screenplay and adequate direction. 4 stars out of 5.

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