Dad of Divas' Reviews: Blu-Ray Review - Won't Back Down

Friday, January 11, 2013

Blu-Ray Review - Won't Back Down

About the Blu-Ray

OSCAR® Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis* lead a stellar cast in this rousing drama inspired by actual events. Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter’s struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher (Davis) to try to fix the broken school. Soon, the women find themselves in a tense battle against apathy, hopelessness, and powerful interests. OSCAR® Winner Holly Hunter and OSCAR ® Nominee Rosie Perez** also star in this inspiring story that shows how profoundly parents can affect their kids’ education.

*Maggie Gyllenhaal: 2009, Supporting Actress, Crazy Heart; Viola Davis: 2011, Actress, The Help; 2008, Supporting Actress, Doubt. **Holly Hunter: 1993, Actress, The Piano. Rosie Perez: 1993 Supporting Actress, Fearless.

My Take on the Blu-Ray
This was an amazing story of determination and definitely motivating. While I am not a parent or a teach of special education kids, I have numerous friends that are, and this move pulls at the heart-strings at it shows you what must be done to make sure that kids come first (which should never be forgotten). As someone who has worked in K-12 education as well as a parent, I have seen administrators in some schools that have forgotten this. The movie will open your eyes to some of the issues that are occurring in education today and will open your eyes and your heart to what all of us can do to put kids first and make sure that this is the case where we live too.

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