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