• Release Date: January 5, 2007
  • Run Time: 2 hr 3 min
  • Rating: PG-13 - violent content, some thematic material and language
  • Cast: Hilary Swank, Patrick Dempsey, Scott Glenn
  • Director: Richard LaGravenese
  • Genre: Drama

Synopsis: A dedicated teacher (Hilary Swank) in a racially divided Los Angeles school receives a class of at-risk teenagers the system deems incapable of learning. Instead of giving up, she inspires her students to take an interest in their education and planning their futures. She assigns reading material that the youths can relate to and encourages them to keep journals of their daily lives. Based on the true story of Erin Gruwell.