Written September 30, 2014
is definetly academy award material. Excellent casting, excellent directiing and a plot that hits home for a lot of people. Inspiring and dramatic, it left me in tears. Nominate Maggie Gyllenhaal for Best Actress, nominate Viola Davis for Best Supporting Actress, and the movie for Best Picture. This is a must see but don't take word for it, see it for youselves.
Written September 22, 2014
A very good movie. Living in California, a State with a powerful teachers union, and some of the worst test scores in the nation, I could relate to the story line. I could feel the frustration, but could cheer these woman who took on a failing system. The audience clapped at the end and everyone seemed to have great attitudes as they left the theater. Unions had a real purpose and served their members well. Now the greedy Unions are bankrupting States, Counties and Cities, and it seems like there is no recourse on poor performance. People are getting fed up. Unfortunately, the members of these Unions could end up suffering for the greed and inept leadership of their Unions when they get pennies on the dollar instead of the retirement they were counting on.
Written August 27, 2014
execellent movie a must see, just great and the actors and actresses were the best so important and such a needed message for today that together as parents and grandparents "WE CAN MAKE A Difference. Overall Great Movie
Written July 30, 2014
Saw this movie last night....it was great! Shows what is WRONG with our school system. Most of the time, it isn't the teachers, it is the system that is the problem, or just a hand ful of teachers. It's based on a true story, and Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhart both give Oscar worthy performances Makes you cry when you see just how bad it is in most schools across the US.....this is a must see. Also, love the little girl...she reminds me of a yound Drew Barrymore!
Written August 21, 2014
Great movie to watch when you need a lift (and frankly, can't we all?). Story line: A frustrated mother and teacher of a failing school band together to try and make changes for the better, all the while fighting the bureaucracy of the public school system's status quo. Decent drama and acting. May not be an Academy Award movie but definitely worth seeing.