From NetFlix: "Hilary Swank stars as a young teacher who inspires her at-risk students in this moving drama based on true events. Erin Gruwell (Swank) assigns her class an ambitious project: While studying works such as The Diary of Anne Frank, the kids keep journals about their troubled lives, applying history's lessons to break the cycle of violence and despair that threatens their futures. Scott Glenn, Imelda Staunton and Patrick Dempsey co-star." 2007 122 minutes Trailer
This is an inspirational movie that covers some of the same ground as Precious. It is probably easier on the audience. Until Precious is released, I won't say more. However, Freedom Writers is well worth viewing. DJE
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