Sunday, January 20, 2013

Won't Back Down


Oscar® Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis* lead a stellar cast in this empowering drama inspired by actual events. Hard-working single mom Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) is concerned that John Adams Elementary is letting her daughter down. Teaming with a caring teacher (Davis) who wants the best future for her own son, she sets out to improve attitudes and elevate the school’s academic standards. Despite the odds, with courage, hope and persistence, the women just might prevail in this uplifting film that also stars Rosie Perez and Academy Award® Winner Holly Hunter**.

*Gyllenhaal: 2009, Supporting Actress, Crazy Heart; Davis: 2011, Actress, The Help; 2008, Supporting Actress, Doubt. **Hunter: 1993, Actress, The Piano.


Special Features: 
        A Tribute to Teachers and The Importance of Education
        Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Daniel Barnz
        Audio Commentary with Director Daniel Barnz

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Rated PG
Length: 121 Minutes


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Review: 
What a fantastic movie!
It's about a moms' struggle changing the school her daughter goes to. Though it's about more than that too.
The perseverance and determination she shows in the movie is exactly what parents should be like if their kids were not doing so well in school. Education is not something to take lightly and she doesn't. She wants more for her daughter, as most parents do, but stays active in making sure she gets a proper education.
I will admit, the hubby wasn't interested in the film. I say, his loss! It was a great movie, though I can see why the men wouldn't be into it. 
By the way, have tissues handy... there is a blubbering moment.


5/5


DISCLAIMER: I received a screener to review. I was not compensated. All opinions are my own.

1 comments:

  1. I liked this movie too. Not as great as I thought it could be, but good.

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