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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.
Why Is Won’t Back Down Rated PG?
Won’t Back Down is rated PG for thematic elements and language.
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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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Canadian Home Video Rating: PG
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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