One of those films you'll watch and then decide its one of the best films you've seen.
Freedom Writers is inspired by a true story and the diaries of real Long Beach teenagers after the LA riots.
Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) is a young woman whose passion to become a teacher is soon challenged by a group of students. Forced to work with the students Erin begins to understand that for these 'kids' getting through the day is enough - they are not delinquents but are fighting a war on the streets that began before they were born. Erin inspires her class of at-risk students to learn tolerance, apply themselves, and pursue education beyond high school.
This is a cracking price for a really good film. I'd recommend it to anyone who likes true stories that are really moving too.