Won’t Back Down parents guide

Won’t Back Down

Overall A-

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.

Release date September 28, 2012

Violence B
Sexual Content B+
Profanity C-
Substance Use C

Why is Won’t Back Down rated PG? The MPAA rated Won’t Back Down PG for thematic elements and language.

Run Time: 121 minutes

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Rating & Content Info

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Why is Won’t Back Down rated PG? Won’t Back Down is rated PG by the MPAA for thematic elements and language.

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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Won’t Back Down
Canadian Movie Rating Info
Province Rating Rating Descriptor
British Columbia G
Alberta PG
Manitoba PG Mature Theme
Ontario G
Quebec G
Martimes PG
Canadian Home Video PG

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Cast and Crew

Won’t Back Down is directed by Daniel Barnz and stars Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter.

Home Video

The most recent home video release of Won’t Back Down movie is January 14, 2013. Here are some details…

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

Related home video titles:

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.

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