[]
[]

Won't Back Down

(DVD - 2013)
Average Rating: 3.5 stars out of 5.
Won't Back Down
Print

Item Details

Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter's struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher to try to fix the broken school.
Title: Won't back down
[videorecording]
Publisher: [United States] : 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (121 min.) :,sd., col. ;,4 3/4 in.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 2012.
Special features: deleted scenes with optional commentary by director ; 'A tribute to teachers' ; The importance of education ; audio commentary with director ; theatrical trailer ; sneak peek.
Summary: Frustrated by her dyslexic daughter's struggles at a failing inner-city school, Jamie Fitzpatrick tries to enroll her somewhere else. When this fails, Jamie recruits a disillusioned but caring teacher to try to fix the broken school.
Audience: MPAA rating PG for thematic elements and language.
Local Note: 1 6 7 9 15 17 18 24 29 33 35 53 54 60 61 64 66 67 69 71 72 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 84 97 102 109 112 113 118 133 138 143 148 153 159 160 167 172 173 182 188 193 198 210 211 216 226 228 231 232 233 234 235 236 242 243 244 245 250 258 262 263 264 268 274 276 278 280
Statement of Responsibility: director, Daniel Barnz
Performers: Holly Hunter, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Viola Davis.
System Details: DVD, widescreen (2.35:1) presentation; 5.1 Dolby Digital, Dolby surround.
Other Language: English (5.1), Spanish or French (surround) dialogue; Spanish or French subtitles; English subtitled for the deaf and hard of hearing.
Subject Headings: Dyslexic children Drama. Teachers Drama. Urban schools Drama.
Genre/Form: Melodramas (Motion pictures)
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
DVD-Video discs.
Feature films.
Topical Term: Dyslexic children
Teachers
Urban schools
Publisher No: 2282800
2282801
MARC Display»

Opinion

Community Activity

Comment

Add a Comment

Disappointed with this one! Good actresses seeming to just follow director's pathetic instructions to make the story more interesting than it is. Thin plot and I agree... lots of over acting. Wondering why story is so anti union when clearly all involved with movie making must be members of a union... warts and all.

Jun 04, 2014
  • 21221018293347 rated this: 1.5 stars out of 5.

Descent movie about a parent's struggle to get the help her child needs, in this case, a proper school. Little guy takes on the establishment. Feel good movie, but not too deep.

Oct 07, 2013
  • Bob rated this: 2.5 stars out of 5.

I love the cast that was assembeled here, but the whole thing just came across as a watered down version of Erin Brokovich, complete with a Disneyfied ending.

I saw the movie and I had liked it
this is based on a true story not for Children to watch

Jul 01, 2013
  • seki rated this: 3 stars out of 5.

One copy stops at the 1 hour 47 minute. If that is your copy, stop the DVD, back out and go to scene selection and select the last scene sequence. You will be able to watch the remainder of the movie that way.

Jun 06, 2013
  • angelsunflower rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

Great movie. Awesome acting! Little girl playing Gylnenhall's daughter was great and cute! Moving & Motivating!

Recommend. A little slow in middle but worth it stick with it!

A very inspirational story of teachers and parents working together to improve a failing school system. Together let's make district 116 not only an educational system where students succeed but excel!

Apr 12, 2013
  • Veckce rated this: 4 stars out of 5.

The movie does feel long but it has a good message.

Mar 27, 2013
  • sakanataka rated this: 1 stars out of 5.

Theatrically it's a bit over the top. Thematically it's a blatant anti-union propoganda film.

Feb 21, 2013
  • jpozenel rated this: 2 stars out of 5.

Seemed overly long. Good cast but a lot of "over the top" acting. I would guess that would be on the director more than the actors.

Age

Add Age Suitability

There are no ages for this title yet.

Summary

Add a Summary

There are no summaries for this title yet.

Notices

Add a Notice

There are no notices for this title yet.

Quotes

Add a Quote

“One person can make a difference and every person should try.” –John F Kennedy

Videos

Add a Video

Apr 18, 2013
  • kaw rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Won't Back Down movie trailer

Won't Back Down Official Movie Trailer

Find it at CLEVNET

  Loading...

Powered by BiblioCommons.
app06 Version Arkelstorp Last updated 2014/10/23 09:41