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Freedom Writers

Hilary Swank plays teacher Erin Gruwell who enlists some unorthodox methods to teach her students at a gang-infested school in Long Beach, California. Initially unprepared for the brutality of her students' lives, Erin does not give up, but instead looks for a doorway into the hearts and minds of her under-privileged pupils. Earnestly avoiding sentimentality, this affecting story is based on the real Erin Gruwell's best seller, 'The Freedom Writer's Diaries: How a Teacher and 150 Teens Used Writing to Change Themselves and the World Around Them'.

Year: 2007
Genre: Drama, True Stories, Based on...
Country: USA
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Starring: Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton, April Lee Hernandez, Mario , Kristin Herrera, Jacklyn Ngan, Sergio Montalvo, Jason Finn, Deance Wyatt, Vanetta Smith
Duration: 118 Minutes
Rating: M - Contains violence and offensive language.
7.5/10
Location in store: Drama

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