And of course, I had to sit in the row with the railing in front of it so I could put my feet up, because I wasn't going to be uncomfortable while I play critic for this movie. The Latinos hate the Cambodians who hate the blacks and so on. I will watch it again and again. While struggling with the students, she has to deal at the same time with two complicated and demanding male relationships. As I saw the characters go through their horribly troubled lives and while I was reminded of little Anne Frank, I became somewhat guilty about silently complaining that I got the squeaky seat or that my friend ate all the popcorn five minutes into the movie. I'm a male teenager and this movie made me cry. .
I was also impressed by the soundtrack and cinematography, and how they incorporated the diaries into the story. Of course, my theater has stadium seating so someone's big head doesn't get in the way of my movie experience. Synopsis It's 1994 in Long Beach, California. And I decided that as long as people are isolated because of their race and as long as people innocently die in the midst of a gang war, it's okay for this plot to live on. It isn't until Erin holds an unsanctioned discussion about a recent drive-by shooting death that she fully begins to. Despite choosing the school on purpose because of its integration program, Erin is unprepared for the nature of her classroom, whose students live by generations of strict moral codes of protecting their own at all cost.
The movie reminded me that all of America isn't like white middle-class suburbia, of which I am a part. Her father Scott Glenn is often disappointed of her career choice, but often proud of her courage and tenacity. I won't spoil it for anyone, but I think the ideas about education expressed are universal, regardless of the race of either the teacher or the students. I can't remember the last time a movie made me cry. It wasn't that I was biting my tongue, it was that I wasn't paying attention to the mistakes of the movie wherever they were because I was so engrossed in the plot. My son saw this movie and was also in tears.
A must see especially if you relate to it in any way shape or form. The only person the students hate more is Ms. I read the message boards before seeing the movie and wasn't really that excited to go see it. Despite choosing the school on purpose because of its integration program, Erin is unprepared for the nature of her classroom, whose students live by generations of strict moral codes of protecting their own at all cost. With this background, an idealistic teacher Hilary Swank arrives to teach Freshmen English. It isn't until Erin holds an unsanctioned discussion about a recent drive-by shooting death that she fully begins to. I recommend this to everyone.
The acting of Swank, Dempsey and Glenn is professional and believable. Don't judge the movie without seeing it. The movie doesn't give miracle answers. It was moving and poignant. Freedom Writers 2007 Subtitles It's 1994 in Long Beach, California. For many of the existing teachers, the integration has ruined the school, whose previously stellar academic standing has been replaced with many students who will be lucky to graduate or even be literate. Even in America, opportunity is not equal, and I think it's important for people to see that.
And so I sat in my comfy chair that rocks back and forth so my back doesn't get stiff. She is very educated, pretty, middle class, non-ethnic, well-dressed, and smart. But it does give hope. More importantly the story highlights our society's challenges in schooling the children of poor and one-parent families. Erin also finds that her teaching job is placing a strain on her marriage to Scott Casey, a man who seems to have lost his own idealistic way in life.
I was in tears most of the time. Her husband Patrick Dempsey is often supportive, but often jealous of her time commitments. Yes, the general storyline has been done before. Many are in gangs and almost all know somebody that has been killed by gang violence. But our idealistic teacher will not give up.
I have not read the book, so I don't know how it compares, but I am looking into purchasing a copy. From day one, she doesn't fit in the classroom with these tough kids, and she doesn't fit in with the faculty, who have all but given up and resigned themselves to being the keepers of the student warehouse. And any movie with a tired, overdone plot that can do that. Idealistic Erin Gruwell is just starting her first teaching job, that as freshman and sophomore English teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School, which, two years earlier, implemented a voluntary integration program. I saw this film on December 13th, 2006 in Indianapolis. The Asians, the Blacks, the Latinos, and a very few whites not only don't get along, but also stay with their own and are part of protective and violent gangs.
It was so much better than I expected. And in the end, sincere effort appears to count for something maybe everything. Woodrow Wilson High School is located in Long Beach, California. Idealistic Erin Gruwell is just starting her first teaching job, that as freshman and sophomore English teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School, which, two years earlier, implemented a voluntary integration program. Regardless of how many times the same movie has been done before, the white middle-class can use as many reminders as possible that education is not that easy to obtain everywhere.