PG-13 | | Biography, Crime, Drama
A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school.
Part of the movie was filmed at Hamilton High School in Los Angeles.
Lady, stop acting like you tryin' to understand our situation, and just do your little babysitting up there.
Erin Gruwell: That's what you think this is?
Marcus: It ain't nothing else. When I look out in the world I don't see nobody that looks like me with their pockets ...
In the scene where the students are reading The Diary of Anne Frank, one of the girls is reading a sentence, and then flips 3-5 pages instead of one.
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