Freedom Writers | ★★★★★★★★★★

This movie is the true story of Long Beach California teacher Erin Gruwell and her integrated high school English class. I sadly have to admit that I really didn't want to watch this movie - thought that it might be a downer. Ann and I watched the video on Saturday. I can only say that this movie is pure inspiration. It shows how one person of substance can make a difference.

I was particularly impressed in a heart-wrenching way as the story began to unfold and I began to see the heartbreak of inner city teens. My callous heart began to cry for them and cheer for them all at once. I love the way that Erin Gruwell helped these teens get beyond themselves and see their plight in the light of historical sufferers like Ann Frank. I highly recommend seeing this one with your kids when they are mature enough to handle the dramatic intensity. On a scale of 10 I give this movie ★★★★★★★★★★

1 comment:

  1. KB, I agree with you -- my wife and I watched this movie just last week, and we both really enjoyed it. I have been blessed to have had some great teachers in my life who really inspired me (and my father was a teacher for nearly 20 years), and as such I am really drawn to movies centered on inspirational teachers. Favorite teacher movies: Dead Poet's Society, Freedom Writers, The Emperor's Club, and Finding Forrester (not really a teacher, but still a great guide for the main character in the story).


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