I normally post all book related content from book reviews to those booknerd-problem images that I find on Tumblr and on Pinterest. But this time I want to do a movie opinion post. If you do not like it then this will be the only one I’ll do. But I just feel it in my heart to get this one out there. Technically it is sort of book related too since there is a book published by these people that the movie is about. There is even a podcast that they do. I will leave a link to the podcast here: https://castbox.fm/va/1227604
If that link doesn’t work then just search for freedom writers podcast on any of your favorite listening apps. Castbox just happens to be the one that I use.
Now, you may have guessed from that link that this review is about the movie The Freedom Writers. It is a movie that is staring Hilary Swank. I cannot tell you how many times I have watched this movie. I even went on Ebay and bought the book. It is just amazing. The movie goes into more detail then the book but both are still really amazing. I will say that we need more teachers in classrooms to be more like Erin Gruwell. She made sure that her students were safe even to the point if letting them stay late so they could make it home safe. That meant really late nights for her.
In case you have never seen the movie or read the book, it is about these kids that society has basically given up on just because they are part of gangs and other violence that takes place in their town of Long Beach. Until one new teacher tries her best to get them to do even their schoolwork. She was challenged by her own colleagues to at least try to get her students to get along without fighting every single day.
I’m not going to say too much more otherwise I’ll spoil it. Just her attitude in getting her students to prove everyone from her colleagues to even their own families wrong. This movie makes me tear up every single time I watch it.
Even the book is great. I promise that once you start reading it, you will not want to put it down. I read it in one day. Granted I read all the time. (I even read game of thrones in one day when I first got it.) You can find me on Facebook (book nerdess) and Instagram. (Crazy book lady) if you do either watch the movie or read the book, please feel free to let me know your thoughts. I would love to know