Freedom Writers

PG-13| 2 hr. 3 min.

Plot Summary
A dedicated teacher (Hilary Swank) in a racially divided Los Angeles school has a class of at-risk teenagers deemed incapable of learning. Instead of giving up, she inspires her students to take an interest in their education and planning their future. She assigns reading material that relates to their lives and encourages them all to keep journals.

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Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Freedom Writers (2007)

Release Date: January 5th, 2007|2 hr. 3 min.

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  • Leave it to Hilary Swank. Even when her film's pace lags behind its cliches, she sparks this true story, about a California teacher who sparks her students, with the passion the subject demands. show more

  • The film is both too short and too long at two hours-plus. Not enough time is spent with the teens and far too much with their teacher. show more

  • Hilary Swank gives a powerhouse performance as a maverick high school teacher in Freedom Writers, an often gripping and sometimes even inspiring film drama taken from the real-life story of Erin Gruwell. show more

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  • October 25, 2011 hawksdevil63
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    it was a awesome movie would watch over again

  • May 22, 2008 missytygris
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    This movie brought tears to my eyes. Not because I felt bad or because it was sad. Because, it hit home. Every single experience in that movie can hit home in one way or another. We all need to understand eachother for who we are and not for who we appear to be. This movie was directed amazingly. I couldnt say it better but to suggest all to make a difference in their own lives. Oh, and check out this movie!!

  • May 22, 2008 raiinonme123
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    this movie is amazing, it truely touched my heart, it states the truth about what goes on in are day to day life's, and i see that today as a student,. i would deffinetly go to see this movie again...

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