almost 7 years
Life changing movie! Must watch for everyone!
over 4 years
An inspiring movie which can't be expressed in words.
almost 6 years
So inspiring. You "don't have to be asked" to be a hero.
This had me crying at 10:30 am.
over 6 years
Watch this film,but then READ THE BOOK. Phenomenal. Inspiring.
over 7 years
Freedom Writers is a 2007 American drama film starring Academy Award winner Hilary Swank, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey. It is based on the book The Freedom Writers Diary by teacher Erin Gruwell who wrote the story based on Woodrow Wilson Classical High School in Long Beach, California. The title is a play on the term "Freedom Riders", referring to the multiracial civil rights activists who tested the U.S. Supreme Court decision ordering the desegregation of interstate buses in 1961.
The idea for the film came from journalist Tracey Durning, who made a documentary about Erin Gruwell for the ABC News program Primetime Live. Durning served as co-executive producer of the film.
The storyline with the movie takes place between 1994-1996, beginning with scenes from the 1992 Los Angeles riots. Swank plays the role of Erin Gruwell, a new, excited schoolteacher who leaves the safety of her hometown, Newport Beach, to teach at Woodrow Wilson High School in Long Beach, a...