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Two determined mothers, one a teacher, look 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.
Drama - This is a fact-based drama about the schooling system is a bit made-
for-television movie in its straightforward style, but with big name
big screen dramatic actresses Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal; all
of the other actors are secondary to that pair. The target audience
is older viewers, in particular women. Objectionable content is
minimal and therefore the film is family safe, but kids would not be
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
Based on a theater exit polling of 62 moviegoers:
TEENS:Four of the five females loved "Won't Back Down."
TWENTYSOMETHINGS:Great reviews from the ladies. All ten of them loved it, as did half the males. The other two males rated it above average, which indicates a movie they enjoyed very much.
ADULTS:GREAT REVIEWS! Both the males and females loved "Won't Back Down." Only a very small percentage rated it as low as average, which is just a bit low but certainly not bad.