Essay Freedom Writers Movie Clips

Film Review: 'Freedom Writers'

2653 WordsJan 16th, 201811 Pages

Through his hard work and determination, he transforms the life of some of her students. This movie influences my life because I understand some of the issues that people in the society face. The society has people with different likes and preferences. Some of these may not be in line with what expected by society. It is the work of teachers and guardians to guide students to lead a fruitful life.
The movie helps me understand the social issues that people face in society. Some of these issues include racism. The movie has helped me understand the dangers of racism. The movie is impactful in that it provides insight and knowledge of the issues that people face. Through the movie, Freedom Writers, the importance of education revealed. The movie shows us that the only thing that could bring redemption to the black community was education. The movie helps me to observe my discipline and obedience and the benefits that would arise if I followed this to the letter. The movie helps me to understand the power of sharing and talking about the issues that someone might face. Erin Gruwell manages to convince his students to share their life stories. Through this, he manages to help them face their tribulations.
The movie helps me to understand that it is crucial to trust in someone. It is good to give people a chance. One should trust that they would be of importance t their life. This is…

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It's 1994 in Long Beach, California. Idealistic Erin Gruwell is just starting her first teaching job, that as freshman and sophomore English teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School, which, two years earlier, implemented a voluntary integration program. For many of the existing teachers, the integration has ruined the school, whose previously stellar academic standing has been replaced with many students who will be lucky to graduate or even be literate. Despite choosing the school on purpose because of its integration program, Erin is unprepared for the nature of her classroom, whose students live by generations of strict moral codes of protecting their own at all cost. Many are in gangs and almost all know somebody that has been killed by gang violence. The Latinos hate the Cambodians who hate the blacks and so on. The only person the students hate more is Ms. Gruwell. It isn't until Erin holds an unsanctioned discussion about a recent drive-by shooting death that she fully begins to ... Written by Huggo

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Plot Keywords:

teacher|high school|marriage|journal|gang violence| See All (43) »


our story. our words. See more »


Biography | Crime | Drama

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent content, some thematic material and language| See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Release Date:

5 January 2007 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Écrire pour exister See more »

Filming Locations:

University High School - 11800 Texas Avenue, West Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California, USASee more »


Box Office


$21,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,405,582, 7 January 2007

Gross USA:

$36,605,602, 15 March 2007

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:


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Company Credits

Production Co:

Paramount Pictures, Double Feature Films, MTV FilmsSee more »

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Technical Specs


Sound Mix:

DTS|SDDS|Dolby Digital



Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1

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Did You Know?


At the hotel dinner for the kids, after their trip to the Holocaust museum, all of the Holocaust survivor characters are played by actual Holocaust survivors. See more »


Near the end of the movie, the class meets at a park with a lighthouse. This is Shoreline Aquatic Park in downtown Long Beach. In 1994-1995, this park had not been constructed yet. See more »


Eva: So when's Anne Frank gonna smoke Hitler?
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Referenced in Studio C: Episode #2.10 (2013) See more »


Keep Ya Head Up
by Tupac Shakur, Daryl Anderson, Roger Troutman & Stan Vincent
Performed by Tupac Shakur (as 2Pac)
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
Contains a sample of "Be Alright" by Roger Troutman
Performed by Zapp
Courtesy of Warner Bros. Records Inc.
By Arrangement with Warner Music Group Film & TV Licensing
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