January 16, 2013

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Won't Back Down #Review

Oscar® Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal* and Viola Davis** lead a stellar cast in this empowering drama inspired by actual events. Hard-working single mom Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) is concerned that John Adams Elementary is letting her daughter down. Teaming with a caring teacher (Davis) who wants the best future for her own son, she sets out to improve attitudes and elevate the school’s academic standards. Despite the odds, with courage, hope and persistence, the women just might prevail in this uplifting film that also stars Rosie Perez and Academy Award® Winner Holly Hunter***.

*Supporting Actress, Crazy Heart, 2009
**Actress, The Help, 2011; Supporting Actress, Doubt, 2008
***Actress, The Piano, 1993

Special Features:

Blu-ray & DVD
       Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Daniel Barnz
       A Tribute to Teachers
       The Importance of Education
       Audio Commentary with Director Daniel Barnz
       Theatrical Trailer
       Sneak Peek
       Ultraviolet Copy

Wont Back Down Blu-ray & DVD
Street Date:     January 15, 2013
Prebook Date:     December 19, 2012
Screen Format:     Widescreen 2.35:1
Audio:     English: 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio, Spanish: 5 Dolby Digital,
    French: 5.1 Dolby Digital / English 5.1 DD (DVD)
Subtitles:     English, Spanish, French / English, Spanish (DVD)
U.S. Rating:     PG
Total Run Time:     121 Minutes
Closed Captioned:     Yes

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This is a truly inspirational film based on real life events.   It portrays a story of a single mom who teams up with a  teacher to transform a failing public school into a charter school.  As a parent it is great to see parents and  teachers working together  to better their children's school.  They take control of the school system themselves and take control over the children's education.

Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis are phenomenal in this film.  Not only is this a film,  but it also show that as parents we need to get more involved in our child's education! 
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