I loved this movie and want EVERYONE to see it. This is a true story and what an amazing woman she was, (and Hilary was perfect int he role) This is an inspiration to all teachers as the way she got through to these kids was so hitting them in the right place.
Also a learning lesson for intolerant, racist individuals. We are all the same with the same problems, some even bigger than ours, as the students found out. Great movie
I really enjoyed this film. Based on a true story, so how is that predictable? Inspiring on all levels, but mostly I think the film raised some important points about social change. If you've been doing something one way for 30 years doesn't make it right. Change might be scary, change might shake things up, but if you want to progress in life, love, learning - you need to embrace the new. 4 stars.
I enjoyed the film, even though it was predictable.
Loved it, loved it, loved it!! When I first read the story I thought, oh oh, here we go again, BUT was I wrong. This is just the best, warm, heartfelt story I've seen in a long time. The fact that it was true, certainly adds to it as well. For me, this is a real DON'T MISS!!!
Wonderful, inspiring film - made me cry with hope and joy. Great film to inspire teachers.
I really enjoyed this movie!! Hilary Swank was great & its always nice to watch a movie based on a true story. Well worth watching :)
Great movie! Highly recommended! Very well done & a great performance by Hilary and the 'students'!
Funny, I remember this film when it was called To Sir With Love...nothing new here.
Great, heartfelt story! Hadn't heard of it before but well worth a watch!
I thought his movie was wonderful. Hillary Swank played the part of a new graduate teacher beautifully. impressive!
Great movie to add to my library rates up there with The Ron Clarke Story which are both true stories
Great movie - most enjoyable
An old tale done many times e.g. To Sir with Love etc, but really enjoyed watching it anyway
Fantastic movie, inspiring, frightening, riveting, enthralling, warm hearted, gutsy, motivating all wrapped up in one movie - and many more too! Hilary Swank was wonderful as ever and a great support cast too. Made the story real to the audience, not much more you could want than that!
Excellent, interesting, encouraging and thought provoking. It's amazing what can be achieved by being one eyed and enthusiastic.
Well acted and very good story
Based on a true story. Every now & the people like Erin Gruwell Teacher (and Erin Brockovich Law ) come along to a profession and make a gigantic difference to peoples lives. Shame it is the exception rather than the rule. Uplifting movie gives kids some hope, but how may schools in America don't. Interview with Gruwell interesting. Recommended
I enjoyed this so much - never dull for a moment and it was so well done. A pity it ended.
Great movie. Interesting to see how their education system works, or doesn't.
Although it's like a lot of other films, the true story of a young teacher struggling to open the eyes of her disadvantaged, gang-dominated students to more hopeful possibilities is worth watching.
Absolutely inspiring movie!
Shows you that ONE person CAN make a difference, against all odds, extreme ridicule and persecution form your peers and with no one that believes in you and your dreams, in to peoples lives that are relegated by society to be hopeless and worthless cases.
An uplifting story, that shows if you care others care too.
FANTASTIC - made me cry, made me laugh, but loved every minute of it, particularly as it was based on a true story. Every parent needs to watch it.
Great storyline. Interesting feel good movie but a bit too Hollywoodish for me - lacked subtlety of other films on similar issues. Nevertheless - entertaining though not rivetting.
Really enjoyed this movie
What a powerful movie, really moving. What an amazing women. You don't want to miss this one.
Excellent fully enjoyed, teenages were convincing although not actors.
Totally loved this movie, would highly recomend it to everyone.
Ok, exactly what you expect it to be. A good uplifting movie... and as usual great acting from Hilary Swank.
Absolutely brilliant.So good to see teachers recognising students needs.
Good drama movie well worth the watch
Great movie. True story which I didn't realise until the
end of the movie when the details are revealed. Hilary Swank does a great job as usual and her teenage students are all excellent. Very moving.
Gets you in from the start and holds you there. Great movie, one to add as a permanent to your collection
Another fantastic movie well acted by Hilary Swank. Thumbs up.
As I work in education, this movie really resonated with me. It only takes one person to make a difference in life and particularly in children's lives to make learning an enjoyable experience. This movie was very much like "To Sir With Love"
A very powerful movie about how teachers can make a difference to thier students lives. A great movie.
Another great movie with a story line we have seen before but well worth watching.
This has been the best DVD rented this year, a terrific performance by Hilary Swank and a great storyline, definitely one I will buy for my own collection.
An excellant inspiring and emotianally uplifting film.
Where do you start with a movie of this calibre.
This is a beautiful, uplifting and moving story which has not been sensasionalised by Hollywood.
Hillary Swank is at her best, and I mean that she becomes the character and is totally believable as the sensitive but strong teacher.
There have been similar movies made, but i believe that this is truly the best that I could have hoped to have seen. There is one part overdone hollywood style but don't worry , this is way above average.
Has a great hip hop sound track (not rap)
This is one to be seen, a rare gem of a movie.
it was exceptional we can all change if we choose to
Good movie, similar to dangerous minds, Although more modern, seemed to like it more, Hillary Swank is a great Actress, Very gripping movie.
i bawled my eyes out. very moving, beautiful story.
Highly recommended to all viewers. Very touching story.
Loved the movie, recommend it.
Another must see movie along with Life As A House - Brilliantly acted with a touching story. The best part about it is it is based on a True Story.
Highly recommended. Good, well rounded and inspirational movie. Worth watching.
Hilary Swank is just tremendous as usual. The story line is great and very inspiring. Shows how having a great role model and someone who believes in you can make a difference.
Incredibly powerful movie... Hilary Swank plays an excellent part
Although full of clichés, it's nevertheless touching. Solid performances, characters are allowed to develop before the story starts to unfold.
In short: a well directed directed fictionized version of a true story.
This film was a bit disappointing. It was predictable, and too similar to films that had gone before such as Dangerous Minds, or even Sister Act 2.
Wonderful acting by Swank..great true story..an uplifting experience even tho it was schmaltzy..get it and watch it..the girls will love you for it...10/10
I really liked this movie, despite the theme which has been done several times before. This movie is really a vehicle for Hilary Swank who has great screen charisma. Well worth a look for Hilary's performance.
Loved this movie. What a teacher. Talk about dedication and trying to find a new way to get through to students with lots of opposition from people that should know better
This movie makes me want to be a better person!
Brilliant picture - well worth seeing.
This movie is based on a true story and is well told being quite emotional in parts. I am inspired to go and read the book. Hillary Swank did a good job in the lead role and was ably supported by the young actors that played her cast.
An enjoyable movie!
This movie is so good I want it for my collection. It is very inspiring. This teacher made a huge difference to these kids and was awesome. Best movie I have seen for some time. Worth watching!!
Seen this type of movie a hundred times already... but if it's done well like this, then I'm happy to watch again.
Inspirational film, and entertaining.
The people who made this film seem to assume that purely by basing their effort on true, inspiring, events automatically makes a great film. Not true. Although a worthy story this effort is not original in any way and other films have tackled the themes better, notably Coach Carter. The minor characters in this film - the kids, the other teachers, the main character's family - are all annoyingly 2-dimensional stereotypes. Swank is not bad in the main role but hardly equal to her oscar-winning effort.
excellent movie.Great actors, very well presented.
You will love this movie, very inspiring!! Not ot be missed.
One of the best movies we have seen in a long time. Great realistic expressions of gang life. My teenagers got really engaged into it and we had long discussions about gangs etc and the movie and the alternatives. Fantastic movie. Must see!
A different slant on the real life story of inspiring teacher helps bad kids make good ... Hillary Swank gives a very enthusiastic performance in the lead as Ms G. The school senior staff portrayed are bitter, twisted, cynical and won't have made the real life characters they are based on too happy.
Although there are others of this genre this film differs enough to keep you interested from beginning to end. A great tale of triumph over adversity.
Excellent film and great performances. Made me cry.
Great film, had never heard of this group before. True story so watch the extras of the film, well worth a watch.
Possibly one of the best movies I've seen in years; Hilary Swank was fantastic. I watched it 4 times!!!!!
Hilary Swank is just brilliant as teacher extraordinaire Erin Gruwell. It is a confronting story of young lives in crisis. Hilary, pearls and all manages to really communicate with her students from deprived and dysfunctional families and neighbourhoods. She devotes her life to these young people and turns their lives around - at huge cost to her own personal relationship. An uplifting, compassionate and truly moving account of real people. Definitely worth watching more than once.
Very inspirational. Makes you realise how tough life is for some people and how bad the violence is in parts of the U.S.
A really good movie. Would recommend to all.
Very good movie. Enjoyed it from start to finish. Enjoyed the fact it was based on true events.
loved it, loved it, loved it.
Excellent movie to what with older chids, say 10-16 age group. Great disscussion time after the movie with the kids on thier views. crowd pleaser! Must See!
Loved this film from the beginning, and Hillary Swank was fantastic.
Very inspirational & uplifting, really gets the message accross that lives can be changed with love & caring & not critiscism, cruelty & bias. EXCELLENT!!!!!
One of the best true storie movie I have
seen for a long time.
Not to be missed.
great movie. hillary swank really greact acting
a moving account of a teachers special gift to inspire students who are at conflict with each other.based on a true story.Hilary swank at her best
Inspiring movie. Great to watch with teenagers.
Truely inspiring!! Great movie
Great inspiring movie. Enjoyed it alot.
Loved this movie, even though it was predictable, It was a very inspirational & uplifting story, and it does show that lives of kids can be changed.
A hartwarming film that shows that positive thought and action is the salvation of mankind. Must see and emulate!!
Excellent, got me hooked straight away.
Very powerful and thought provoking
This is an excellent movie & anybody who doesn't like it is hard to please.
Deserves it's 5 star rating.
Excellent. Very moving and inspirational.
EXCELLENT MOVIE.IT WAS AN INSPIRING MOVIE TO WATCH
A little 'done before' and very Hollywood but still a real feel-good movie with some touching moments and strong performances by the entire cast. Worth a look.
Great movie but the ending was a little too perfect.
Another story of a teacher inspiring students to greater things. A number of similar movies on similar subject beginning with Dead Poets Society. Very entertaining and moving. One of the better teacher students stories.
fantastic feel good movie. makes us realise we do anything if we put our minds to it
Hilliary Swank never fails to impress. This role as a school teacher is no exception. If you enjoyed the gangsta flick "Dangerous Minds" you will enjoy this one just as much.
Wow. A very inspiring movie. It is another teacher goes to a bad neighbourhood and does good but it has some great acting and is a little different in how she changes their lives. Based on a true story. Give you hope for the future.
An enjoyable and interesting true story.
Excellent and inspiring movie. Hilary Swank is fantastic in this. One of the best movies I have seen in a while.
Fanastic Movie, a must see film, very inspriing...Hilary Swank was excellent...very moving film...
It was easy to watch . An Inspiring story but just a little to hollywood!!!
This movie was one of the most fulfilling movies I have ever seen. I will never forget anything about this film. Very powerful and significant to the point that there is always someone who can make an effort and make a difference.
Great movie... Well worth watching.
A movie worth watching, a touching story inspired on true events. Hilary Swank is an excellent actress.