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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.

Cast: Hilary Swank , Patrick Dempsey , Scott Glenn , Imelda Staunton , April Lee Hernandez , Deance Wyatt , Mario , Vanetta Smith

Director: Richard LaGravenese

Genres: Drama

Distributor: Paramount Pictures

Freedom Writers (2007)

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

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fan reviews ( 43 )
  • 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

  • Overall Freedom Writers is a noble effort. At a time when New Year's resolutions to change already are falling by the wayside, you can't help but be moved by a group of young people who followed through on their resolve. show more

  • Freedom Writers is an earnest, well-meaning attempt at inspirational teen drama. It has some moving scenes and honest observations, based on a school in Long Beach, Calif., but the movie sinks under the weight of formula and stereotypes. 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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