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Won’t Back Down

When the school fails her child, a determined mom (Maggie Gyllenhaal) enlists the help of teacher (Viola Davis) to try and change the educational system. The pair face overwhelming odds and unbending bureaucracy. Get the movie review and more. »


Overall: A-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: B+
Language: C-
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 121
Theater Release: 28 Sep 2012
Video Release: 14 Jan 2013
MPAA Rating: PG
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Waiting For Superman is a documentary looking at the shortcomings of the American educational system. Other individuals who try to raise the standard of teaching and help disadvantaged kids are featured in Stand and Deliver, To Sir With Love and Freedom Writers.

Home Video Extra Features

Home Video Notes: Won’t Back Down

Release Date: 15 January 2012

Won’t Back Down releases to home video (Blu-ray & DVD) with the following extras:

- Deleted Scenes with Optional Commentary by Director Daniel Barnz

- A Tribute to Teachers

- The Importance of Education

- Audio Commentary with Director Daniel Barnz

- Theatrical Trailer

- Sneak Peek

- Ultraviolet Copy

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