Won't Back Down

Won't Back Down

DVD - 2013
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Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter's struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher to try to fix the broken school.
Publisher: Beverly Hills, Calif. : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2013], c2012
Branch Call Number: DVD Won't
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in
Alternative Title: Will not back down [DVD]

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snowbird913
Nov 19, 2015

Great movie, portraying the determination of a parent to improve classroom instruction. Viola Davis's role put a great spin on getting back to the role of a teacher, not limiting oneself to a union contract. An educator who does their job should not be so pre-occupied about union protection.

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StopHarperNow
Jul 18, 2015

This isn't a movie. It's a right-wing propaganda film which bashes teachers and unions. Don't waste your time on this despicable piece of toxic anti-social trash. I'd give it no star but 1/2 a star is as low as you can go.

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Jane_Sm
May 06, 2015

Impressive actors, but the supposed good intentions are way too heavy-handed. Film was backed by right-wing US money lords, and described by one reviewer as a "feel-good-family-friendly triumph of union-busting and privatization."

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2566k
Jun 11, 2014

Disappointed with this one! Good actresses seeming to just follow director's pathetic instructions to make the story more interesting than it is. Thin plot and I agree... lots of over acting. Wondering why story is so anti union when clearly all involved with movie making must be members of a union... warts and all.

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21221018293347
Jun 04, 2014

Descent movie about a parent's struggle to get the help her child needs, in this case, a proper school. Little guy takes on the establishment. Feel good movie, but not too deep.

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Bob
Oct 07, 2013

I love the cast that was assembeled here, but the whole thing just came across as a watered down version of Erin Brokovich, complete with a Disneyfied ending.

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ostwald
Jul 08, 2013

I saw the movie and I had liked it
this is based on a true story not for Children to watch

seki Jul 01, 2013

One copy stops at the 1 hour 47 minute. If that is your copy, stop the DVD, back out and go to scene selection and select the last scene sequence. You will be able to watch the remainder of the movie that way.

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angelsunflower
Jun 06, 2013

Great movie. Awesome acting! Little girl playing Gylnenhall's daughter was great and cute! Moving & Motivating!

Recommend. A little slow in middle but worth it stick with it!

bluedog8422 Jun 04, 2013

A very inspirational story of teachers and parents working together to improve a failing school system. Together let's make district 116 not only an educational system where students succeed but excel!

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ElainaL
Nov 12, 2014

ElainaL thinks this title is suitable for 12 years and over

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mrsgail5756 Apr 12, 2013

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

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