Friday, January 18, 2008

Movie Recommendation

I just watched one of the best movies !  The title is "Freedom Writers" and is based on true events of a young teacher who inspires her at-risk students.  Some of these kids were in horrible homes situations, some were in gangs and many had friends that had been killed on the street.

 I would recommend this movie to watch as a family for those of you who have teenage kids, as a glimpse into the lives of kids who succeed, even though they do live in desperate situations, because they have a teacher who cares and she instills in them a desire to step out of the trap they are in at home and in their neighborhoods.

The movie is Rated PG-13 and has a running time of 123 minutes. It was one I rented from Netflix.      Linda

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lejN7Ulh10s

http://www.apple.com/trailers/paramount/freedomwriters/

http://www.freedomwritersfoundation.org/site/c.kqIXL2PFJtH/b.2259975/k.BF19/Home.htm

12 comments:

lv2trnscrb said...

that was a great movie, Linda; I saw it about 6 months ago. That teacher was so devoted to her students; I felt bad though her husband couldn't catch her dream.

betty

mariealicejoan said...

I'll be sure to watch out for that one on your recommendation Linda!
Marie
http://journals.aol.co.uk/mariealicejoan/MariesMuses/

queenb8261 said...

Sounds like a good one. I wondered if it would be any good.
Thanks for the recomendation.
Barb  

labdancer51 said...

It sounds really interesting Linda but I wonder if it will ever be released over here. If it is I`d like to see it.

Love Sandra xxxx

preciousone25 said...

Thanks, Linda.... I will rent this one... maybe even tonight!!

Joann

wwfbison said...

You are the 2nd person to recommend this movie ~ I am going to have to try and see it now.  It sounds like a movie I would really enjoy.
Lisa

robinngabster said...

Yes, this is a great movie!  I loved it!

breakaway1968 said...

Yes, I seen this movie and I agree it's two thumbs up!  It's an awesome movie and one you should watch with your teens too :)  

hugsdoodlewacky said...

((((((((((((((((LINDA)))))))))))))Thanks for the info.I think I have seen this movie.And it is really good.Have a nice week ahead.

cw1cw said...

I've seen that movie -- it's excellent.  What a refreshing change from the usual violence and pyrotechnic special effects in so many new movies.

jeadie05 said...

I will watch out for this one ..love Jan xx

robsbrooklyngirl said...

I actually had this added to my NtFlix as well, but then my husband & I spotted it at the Library & rented it there instead. It is sitting beside me right now on my desk & I have yet to watch it. I've been so busy these past couple of days but it's my goal to watch it today. My sister M loved this movie as well. In fact she was the one that told me about it. So now I have two good reviews for this movie so I am looking forward to watching it. Thank you.