I absolutely loved Viola Davis in The Help, so when I saw she was in the movie, Won't Back Down, I wanted to see it. Nothing against the rest of the cast, but they were not names that drew me to it...As soon as the movie started, I knew it was going to be one that touched my heart... Not only for the great storyline... but it was "Inspired by actual events"... Being a mom, it hit home even more.
I thought the movie was great and the casting that they did was outstanding. I honestly do not think of anyone that I can think of that would have done a better job than Viola Davis.
If you are looking for a great movie for movie night, Won't Back Down is one that I highly recommend. To the point that I called my mom during the middle of the day to tell her she needed to plan on renting this as soon as she could!
Oscar® Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis lead a stellar cast in this empowering drama inspired by actual events. Hard-working single mom Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) is concerned that John Adams Elementary is letting her daughter down. Teaming with a caring teacher (Davis) who wants the best future for her own son, she sets out to improve attitudes and elevate the school’s academic standards. Despite the odds, with courage, hope and persistence, the women just might prevail in this uplifting film that also stars Rosie Perez and Academy Award® Winner Holly Hunter.
*** I was sent a review copy of this movie. All thoughts and opinions are my own.