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Most Helpful Favorable Review

2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

Excellent movie, a must to see for parents, teachers and high school students

The movie is based in real events two years after the LA street fights in the early 90's. There are many great lessons in this movie, but the most important one is how the true commitment of only one teacher changed for the good the life of those students that were cons...
The movie is based in real events two years after the LA street fights in the early 90's. There are many great lessons in this movie, but the most important one is how the true commitment of only one teacher changed for the good the life of those students that were considered the worst of the worst within all the faculty.

Change requires commitment and a spirit willing to overcome any obstacle or frustration....

The best way to predict the future is to invent it

posted by Leveson-Gower on October 1, 2010

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1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

Too Much

This movie is too much like Dangerous Minds. In either case, it's too much about the teacher and not enough about the kids. It's always an urban, multicultural environment and the brave white teacher has to come in to save the kids from themselves. Read some classics...
This movie is too much like Dangerous Minds. In either case, it's too much about the teacher and not enough about the kids. It's always an urban, multicultural environment and the brave white teacher has to come in to save the kids from themselves. Read some classics such as Up the Down Staircase or watch To Sir With Love.

posted by Anonymous on October 1, 2010

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  • Posted October 1, 2010

    Excellent movie, a must to see for parents, teachers and high school students

    The movie is based in real events two years after the LA street fights in the early 90's. There are many great lessons in this movie, but the most important one is how the true commitment of only one teacher changed for the good the life of those students that were considered the worst of the worst within all the faculty.

    Change requires commitment and a spirit willing to overcome any obstacle or frustration....

    The best way to predict the future is to invent it

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Unity!!!!!

    The movie caught my interest from the start.It showed the different struggles of each race.The movie had a strong,realistic meaning to it.All the characters reminded me of my friends in school.The movie can teach that no matter the color of your skin,everyone can get along.The movie taught me about different ethnic backrounds other than my own.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    This is a really good movie. It has a good plot and kind of woke me up to what some people are going through in their lives. The acting is also very good. I highly recommend this movie to all.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

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    I like this movie because unlike other teaching inpirational movies, this one shows what Califronia is REALLY like. It shows what these kids go through in their homes, their school, and in their lives. This High School that Erin Gruwell worked at shows how life for many teenagers is. It's dangerous, depressing, and there often is no expectation of living to see 18, 21 or 25 years old. I think any teacher who can get kids to stay out of trouble and be who they really are is remarkable. Writing is such a wonderful way to express how one feels also. Writing is that magical thing where you can say whatever you want, and only share it with the ones you want to. This teacher taught kids to be able to deal with other races and how to interact with kids who aren't "like" them. This was a crucial aspect, because in California you get to see everyones racism manifest into violence and it is ugly. ANy teacher that can break through these strongholds like this here is to be commended. A teacher who dedicates herself that much to her students, their families, and her job should be thought of highly. This should be a teaching tool to teachers as the rest of America will soon look like California.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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    Posted October 27, 2008

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