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Freedom Writers (2007)

Freedom Writers

Overview


Genre

Drama

Release Date

January 05, 2007

MPAA Rating

PG-13

Studio

Paramount Pictures

Official Site

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REVIEWS RATE:  Critics  Go! Watch this movie. You'll regret if not seeing it.    Readers  4 of 5 [Rate It]

Cast and Crew


Director

Richard LaGravenese

Producer

Danny DeVito, Michael Shamberg, Stacey Sher

Screenwriter

Richard LaGravenese

Starring

Story


The project is based on "The Freedom Writer's Diaries: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them," written by high school teacher Erin Gruwell and her students.

In the inspiring book, Gruwell and her "unteachable, at-risk" students set out on a life-changing, eye-opening, spirit-raising odyssey against ignorance, misunderstanding, and the negative forces in their own lives.

Beginning with their study of "The Diary of Anne Frank" and the Holocaust, the Freedom Writers seek out heroes in the wider world. As their writing projects develop, the students strive to become their own heroes.

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REVIEWS BY CRITICS

“..doesn't go far enough in addressing issues of class and race..”
by Calvin Wilson [St. Louis Post-Dispatch]
“..hits all the expected marks, with no clich? left behind..”
by Robert Keser [Slant Magazine]
“..isn't a great movie, but it is effective drama where the big emotional scenes more often feel real than contrived..”
by James Berardinelli [ReelViews]