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Freedom Writers

Freedom Writers Movie Review
Via IMDB

Title: Freedom Writers
Starring: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey
Rating: PG-13

Summary (from IMDB):

A young teacher inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.

My Review:

Based on true events and the book, The Freedom Writers Diary, this movie is inspiring and powerful. This movie shows just how writing can make a huge difference.

Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) is in over her head her first year of teaching. She has a classroom full of interracial freshman who are all against each other. She teaches them to love and respect each other no matter their color or race.

She gives them each a journal to write in every single day. She encourages them to write the stories of their lives and helps them realize that they do matter, they can make a difference whether it’s in their own life, a friend’s, or the world.

Erin taught them way more than English. She taught them history, how to be themselves, and how to really live in this world without being afraid. Because of her, they all were able to graduate high school and some of those students were the first to graduate in their families.

And it all started with a journal.

Freedom Writers gets 5 out of 5 stars.

Would I recommend? Yes.

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Author:

Born and raised in Massachusetts, Rachel Poli is a writer and blogger. She has an associate’s degree in Early Childhood Education and a bachelor’s degree in English Studies. She enjoys writing young adult novels, middle-grade, and children’s picture books. She is currently working on her first novel.

7 thoughts on “Freedom Writers

  1. I think I watched about 20 minutes of this movie and then I changed to something else. Nothing against the movie, I just wasn’t into watching a drama then. Perhaps another time.

  2. I really enjoyed this movie. I didn’t read the book though. It seems if I see a movie first, I’ll rarely go back and read the book. Yet if I read a book first, I’ll go see the movie. Guess I don’t mind spoilers in a movie as much. 🙂

    Thank you for the Twitter share. Much appreciated!

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