Won’t Back Down: Movie Review


“Won’t Back Down” tackles some very real problems that continue to occur in schools across the country today. The message this film sends is far more important, than what critics claim is missing.

If you’ve ever dealt with a failing school, a broken system, teachers who don’t care or children who aren’t learning… This movie will speak to you.

Be the change you want to see! Movie quote and truth statement. So many are quick to speak and yet, slow to react or do at all. It’s when you’re tired of waiting, that motivation strikes and propels you into action.

Should you be someone whom the films storyline doesn’t apply, or perhaps you’ve never encountered this or a similar situation, the empowerment this movie delivers will beg the question… Are you tired of waiting?

Based on true events, this film is inspiring and shows anyone with determination and fight, and the will to do, can truly make a difference and be the change.


Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis play two determined mothers, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

The film is inspired by the work of dedicated parents, teachers and advocates across the country.

Watch the Trailer

MAGGIE GYLLENHAAL (Oscar® nominated actress) is Jamie Fitzpatrick
VIOLA DAVIS (Oscar® nominated & Tony Award winning actress) is Nona Alberts
HOLLY HUNTER (Oscar® winning actress) is Evelyn Riske
OSCAR ISAAC is Michael Perry
ROSIE PEREZ (Oscar® nominated actress) is Breena
MARIANNE‐JEAN BAPTISTE (Oscar® nominated actress) is Olivia Lopez
VING RHAMES (Golden Globe winning actor) is Principal Thompson

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Posted on January 3, 2013, in K*Chele Magazine, Movie Review, Reviews and tagged , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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