Freedom Writers (2007)
PG-13 | Duration 2h 3min
Genre: Biography, Crime, Drama
Story: A young teacher inspires a class of dangerous students to learn tolerance, apply themselves and pursue education beyond high school. The school is voluntarily integrated, and it isn’t working. The Asians, the blacks, the Latinos, and a very few whites are part of protective and violent gangs and it is only a matter of time before they drop school and become another gangsta…
Stars: Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Writer: Richard LaGravenese, Erin Gruwell
Review: Freedom Writers (2007) is an agonized debate over the principles of modern education and a portrait of racism all over the world. Equally beautiful with the book but also blessed with the magnificent performance by Hilary Swank. Sometimes the script is predictable and the dialogues piss you off but the cast makes you look at it differently. It is one of those important movies that make you think and makes an impact in our lives. It’s not easy to follow at every part of your life but it sure as hell changes you.
Directing was not easy but Richard LaGravenese managed to pull through and show us why color, race, language, money don’t have to make us opponents. It is also a great honor that all of the Holocaust survivor characters are played by actual Holocaust survivors and let’s appreciate the fact that Hilary Swank realized how important is this movie that she took a very sizable pay cut to do the film.
I am a lifetime movie addict and cinema is my passion. I’ve been a movie writer for 8 years. My goal is to teach people how to watch movies and how to appreciate them instead of hating them. Some gems are hidden out there but I’m here to show you them all!
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Saw this yesterday. God I wish people would see this film and think about bein racists again… Swank was stunning in this performance again!