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Hilary Swank stars in this story about a teacher in a racially divided school who gives her students what they've always needed a voice. Swank plays Erin Gruwell, the real-life teacher at Long Beach's Wilson High who inspired her students to overcome the gangs that divided them and the education system that forgot them.
Publisher: [Los Angeles, California] : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2017]
Branch Call Number: DVD FRE
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (122 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in
digital,optical,surround,stereo,5.1 Dolby Digital,2.0 Dolby Digital
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Apr 26, 2018

This was a great movie. It was amazing how these students pulled together with the help of an amazing teacher who cared about them very much. I have read the book too which was excellant too. I have watched this movie several times. I would recommend this movie to everyone.

Feb 18, 2018

One of the best movies I've seen. Very uplifting, & even more so because it is based on true story. Good job by Hillary Swank.

ECPat May 02, 2016

For those who don't understand the connection between trauma and public school achievement, this could be a real epiphany.

Dec 03, 2015

Really good movie. I will watch this again.

kevfarley Apr 17, 2015

This is is awful !
I got this NYPL disc home and put this movie in the DVD player...and my television screen says: "NOT FORMATTED FOR THIS REGION" !!??
( Even though it states "Region #1", ie. 'North America', on the DVD jacket !!?)
I have watched a thousand other New York Public Library DVDs on my Panasonic Region 1 DVD Player,.. but this one makes it over 44 TIMES !! that a film has have come up as "NOT FORMATTED..." etc. !
I waited a VERY long time to get this highly recommended film.
Having this happen is so VERY DISAPPOINTING !! I really wanted to see this movie. And I know that ALL the NYPL copies of it will have this same problem !!
WHY is the New York Public Library buying DVD's that are "NOT FORMATTED.." to be viewed in this region ?
Has this ever happened to anyone else out there ??

Feb 27, 2015

Great movie, Hilary Swank is awesome.

KYLE S NESBITT Feb 10, 2015

I enjoyed this movie--very well done.

7duffy Dec 31, 2014

Nice, kind of "Stand & Deliver" type of movie. Extremely well acted by the kids in the class, but only an adequate effort from Hillary Swank, Patrick Dempsey & Scott Glenn. Touching, true story.

Jul 23, 2014

i totallyyyyy loved this movie... its a great storyyy and very inspiring. i never knew problems like this exsited in the early 90s. its a must seeee.

Jan 25, 2014

I can't believe that I am praising a Hollywood movie. I have seen so many DUDS, that this gem took me by surprise.
So good I could not stop watching; luckily I had tissues (a whole toilet roll) to mop my tears.

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aaa5756 Jul 05, 2013

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

aaa5756 Jul 03, 2013

“If your actions inspire others to dream more, learn more, do more and become more, you are a leader.” –John Quincy Adams


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