Won’t Back Down (2012)

IMDb 6.4

“Won’t Back Down” is a drama film that was released in 2012, directed by Daniel Barnz and starring Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis, and Holly Hunter. The movie is inspired by true events and tells the story of two determined mothers who join forces to improve their children’s failing inner-city school.

Gyllenhaal plays Jamie Fitzpatrick, a single mother who works multiple jobs to provide for her daughter. Davis plays Nona Alberts, a dedicated teacher who is frustrated by the bureaucracy and lack of support within the school system. Together, they mobilize other parents and teachers to take action and turn the school around.

The movie explores themes of education reform, parental involvement, and the challenges faced by low-income families and underfunded schools. It also highlights the power of community organizing and the importance of advocating for change.

While the movie received mixed reviews from critics, it sparked conversation and debate about education reform and the role of parents and teachers in improving schools. “Won’t Back Down” is a poignant and inspiring film that shines a light on important social issues and encourages viewers to take action.

Duration: 121 min.


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