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Still shot from the movie: Won’t Back Down.

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. »

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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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Why Is Won’t Back Down Rated PG?


Violence: Some children are subjected to bullying at school. A child has blood on his shirt. A character admits to driving drunk and having an accident with her child in the car. Characters are threatened with job loss.

Sexual Content: A couple cuddles and kisses on several occasions.

Language: The script contains a few moderate profanities and a sexually suggestive term.

Alcohol / Drug Use: Characters drink on several occasions at home or in a bar setting.

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