Friday Four: WON’T BACK DOWN movie review

Won’t Back Down

This is a movie every mom should watch. Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis play two determined mothers, one a teacher, who will stop at nothing to transform their children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched bureaucracy, they risk everything to make a difference in the education and future of their children.

For me, it pulled every emotion from a loving moms heart! Those moms aggressively advocated on behalf of their child and other students in this lackluster community school.That was something I could totally relate with. Every part of that movie was relative. Many people don’t know about dyslexia, this movie explained it on a level anyone will understand.  You could feel it! From the hugs between mom & child to the decision one mom made to release her son to his dad. It was intense! LOVE IT!

Two other moms from my stay at home mom group attended and here’s what they thought about the movie:

“Eve”     Great movie, could serve as an inspiration for other parents to fight for a better education for their children. The relationship between the mom and her son, I knew tears were coming. He told her, “It’s ok…you can lay down next to me if you want,” and then he kissed her on the forehead–I lost it!

“Lika”  This was a great family movie. It gets 4 stars!

This movie has it all:  humor, excitement, romance, betrayal and facing life changing challenges.  In theaters nationwide on Friday, September 28th, so grab

a friend & go watch it! In the meantime, here’s the trailer- QC Super Mom