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Freedom Writers


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Release Date: January 5, 2007
Studio: Paramount Pictures
Director: Richard LaGravenese
Screenwriter: Richard LaGravenese
Starring: Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn, Mario
Genre: Drama
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for violent content, some thematic material and language)
Official Website: FreedomWriters.com | MySpace.com/FreedomWritersmovie
Review: 8/10 rating
DVD Review: 7/10 rating
DVD: Blu-ray Disc | HD DVD | Widescreen | Full Screen
Movie Poster: Poster 1 | Poster 2
Production Stills: View here

Plot Summary: "Freedom Writers" is inspired by a true story and the diaries of real Long Beach teenagers after the LA riots, during the worst outbreak of interracial gang warfare. Two-time Academy Award® winner Hilary Swank stars as Erin Gruwell, whose passion to become a teacher is soon challenged by a group of Black, Latino, and Asian gangbangers who hate her even more than each other. When Erin begins to listen to them in a way no adult has ever done, she begins to understand that for these kids, getting through the day alive is enough -- they are not delinquents but teenagers fighting "a war of the streets" that began long before they were born. Erin gives them something they never had from a teacher before -- respect. For the first time, these teens experience a hope that maybe, they might show the world that their lives matter and they have something to say.

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Common - 'A Dream' (12.27.06):
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Exclusive Clip (12.29.06):
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Clip 2 - 'Electric Slide' (1.05.07):
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Clip 3 - 'Freedom Writers Diary' (1.05.07):
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Clip 4 - 'I Just Want to Live My Life' (1.05.07):
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Clip 5 - 'It's All About Color' (1.05.07):
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Clip 6 - 'My School Teacher' (1.05.07):
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Clip 7 - 'Reading Journals' (1.05.07):
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Clip 9 - 'You Did That' (1.05.07):
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Clip 10 - 'I'd Like to be 18' (1.05.07):
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