Won't Back Down
- PG (for thematic elements and language)
- Running time:
- 121 minutes
Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis play two determined mothers足, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children's failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children. This powerful story of parenthood, friendship and courage mirrors events that are making headlines daily.
- Release date:
- September 28, 2012
- Quick review:
- Maggie Gyllenhaal stars as a struggling single mom who organizes a parent takeover of the failing school where her daughter goes, and where Viola Davis – a once great teacher who has lost her passion and purpose – works. The two team up, and the Pittsburgh school system (and teachers union) will never be the same again. "Inspired by actual events."