Freedom Writers Movie Analysis

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Freedom Writers Everyone enjoys a happy ending when watching a movie, especially when the movie is based on a true story. The movie, The Freedom Writers, fulfills that happy ending along with being a true story. The Freedom Writers was first a book made by Erin Gruwell in 1999 and turned into a movie in 2007, directed by Richard LaGravenese. The movie starred Hilary Swank, Imelda Staunton, Patrick Dempsey, and multiple other people (“Full Cast & Crew”). These actors and actresses were able to portray the book into a movie very well. The movie starts when a first year teacher is put into a classroom with children that do not have the best homelife. That does not stop her from taking the challenge in making a difference in their lives. The Freedom Writers is a very eye opening story that explains the lives of students in the gang life, and there are other ways to help kids get out of their gang, just like Erin Gruwell took the time to do. It is 1994 in Long Beach, California. A women, Hilary Swank played as Erin Gruwell, decided to begin teaching at Woodrow Wilson High School an inner city school where gang violence has affected that area. Her dad, Scott Glenn played as Steve Gruwell, was not fond of the idea. He was not very supportive until the end of the movie when he realized the change she was making in these kids lives. On the other hand, her husband, Patrick Swaney played as Scott Casey, was supportive of Erin’s decision but later on realized she was more caught up in
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