They are way too old to be playing 14 and 15 year olds. Continue reading Show less Is it any good? My son saw this movie and was also in tears. They rebel against learning and have little respect for the educational system.
A transformation is specifically visible in one student, Marcus Jason Finn. Finally, one of them -- distrustful Eva April Lee Hernandez -- explains her rage: The plot is predicable, the actors too old to play high school students, and the pacing too slow. The students have written her letters and consider her a hero, but she tells them they are heroes, one and all.
Likewise, when the movie was over, I had nothing negative to say. You will NOT be disappointed! Erin is also discouraged by her cynical colleagues but she persists, seeking ways to connect with her students. She compiles the entries and names it The Freedom Writers Diary.
Most of all I object to those actors as students: One night, Eva Benitez April L. I just saw an advanced screening, and was taken aback. Her father Scott Glennwho inspired her with his idealism, also has a hard time accepting all the time and energy she devotes to teaching.
For someone like me who complains about hastily eaten popcorn? But because it is based on a true story of at-risk students attending Woodrow Wilson High in Long Beach, a voluntarily integrated school, I have to avoid accusing it of being derivative and offer that it relates the essential truth about education: Freedom Writers English teacher Erin Gruwell Hilary Swank takes her first job at an LA high school and finds herself in charge of a class of gang members and truants.
And, without a fear of losing my masculinity, I can honestly say that there were two, maybe three scenes that I had to bite my lip and try to not tear up Erin Gruwell Hilary Swank arrives for her first day of teaching at Wilson High, a Long Beach school which once had students with high academic scores but has now has been integrated with underprivileged boys and girls who use drugs, have served time in prison, and are very angry about living in a war zone where people are killed regularly on the streets.
As a witness, Eva must testify at court; she intends to guard "her own" in her testimony. Do the right thing, end the murderous violence, treat others with kindness and respect, and stop breaking up into hateful little tribes of angry racists, the movie repeatedly teaches.
But rising above the petty carping that includes skepticism about transformation of unruly kids into real students within a year, I have to admit it happened because of the transforming power of love and words.
Gruwell fights this decision, eventually convincing the superintendent to permit her to teach her kids during their junior and senior years, much to their elation.
This ambitious drama is based on the true story of an idealistic teacher who took on the challenge of educating a diverse group of high school students classified as "unteachables" in Los Angeles in shortly after the beating of Rodney King and the subsequent riots. She refuses to give up on them, using her own money, spare time and The Diary Of Anne Frank to reinvigorate their interest.Feb 23, · Read the Empire review of Freedom Writers.
Find out everything you need to know about the film from the world's biggest movie destination.2/5. Jan 21, · For the record, according to the film, Erin's inspirational efforts have resulted in most of the original "Freedom Writers" (named after the Freedom Riders of the U.S.
civil rights movement) becoming the first 3/5. THE FREEDOM WRITERS, like BOBBY, gives a picture of what happened in the 's in the South, and like those who lost their lives to help others, these new LONG BEACH, California FREEDOM WRITERS are on a path to ensure "change" is.
Freedom Writers had a domestic gross of $36, and had a foreign gross of $6, bringing the movie to a total gross of $43, worldwide. On the film's opening weekend it grossed a total of $9, ranking 4th behind Children of Men (3rd), The Pursuit of Happyness (2nd), and Night at the Museum (1st).
The film, Freedom Writers, directed by Richard LaGravenese captured the lives of underrepresented and at risk students whom lived in Long Beach, California, that were born into gang life and didn’t see their lives past than age eighteen.
Erin Gruwell was a passionate young teacher keen on social change. Familiar plot has a strong, inspirational message. Read Common Sense Media's Freedom Writers review, age rating, and parents guide.Download