Anyone seen the movie Won't Back Down?

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    I saw it. I didn't agree with the agenda it was promoting, but other than that it was pretty good. If I were watching it with no vested interest in public education I would really like the movie. It could be though I was comparing it to the education documentaries which I can't stand (but watch anyway).
     
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    It was painful to watch. I don't even know why I did.
     
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    Nope. I always read reviews ahead of time.
     
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    I wanted to, but I just couldn't. Movies like that just make me angry, and I work at a charter.
     
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    I've never seen it, but I kind of want to. I have a love/hate relationship with teaching documentaries. However, I tend to fall in love with any movie that's centered around urban education such as Freedom Writers and Ron Clark Story.
     
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    I love teacher movies, but HATED this one! I went to see it with a friend who is also a teacher, and we both hated it. For me it wasn't even about the agenda, etc, it was just really bad script and much worse acting.
     
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    This movie was made by a group of far right corporate-reformers who want to privatize public education and ban teacher unions. The same group produced Waiting for Superman as a propaganda film to stir up public interest in their cause.

    Critics largely pilloried the movie for its two-dimensional portrayal of bungling bureaucrats, contract-bound teachers unwilling to stay late to help struggling students and villainous teachers' unions led by conniving, blackmailing bosses.
     
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    Well said. Every inaccurate portrayal of the public education system was grossly exaggerated in the movie. Teacher's union don't allow teachers to stay after the school day ends to help students? I have never heard of that one before.

    What I absolutely love is the cliche "cool male teacher" character who said all the right things about teachers union but ultimately he was swayed. LOL.
     
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    I started watching it last night, and I haven't finished it. I actually had high hopes for this movie, but I'm not loving it so far. I just cannot stand the terrible acting and the character development.

    The mom just seems so flighty to me not really focused. Plus the characters just develop way too quickly that it just seems so unnatural. I'm sure I'll finish it, but this movie won't rank anywhere near "Freedom Writers."
     
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    Yeah, it's hard to relate to Maggie's character. I get she's a single mom, but you never get this sense that she's struggling. She works two jobs but have plenty of time to run around during the daytime. I like how she hooked up with the teacher and instantly has no problem having him come babysit her daughter. I'm sorry, but that's irresponsible as a parent to trust your daughter to someone you recently met. Don't get me started about making her second job, the bar, a hangout spot with free drinks all around.
     
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    I actually heard that above all else it was just really boring!
     

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