As reported in our Won't Back Down review, the based-on-a-true-story film is a powerful tale about what can happen when one parent challenges a school to better itself when it is failing its students. Oscar nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal and Viola Davis star in our exclusive clip that the film has given Movie Fanatic as it makes its debut on DVD and Blu-Ray today. Our exclusive spot is a deleted scene from the movie that has never been seen before now!
Gyllenhaal stars as a parent of a young child who is getting lost in a school that is suffering under the weight of lost promises and failed policies. She enlists the help of a teacher, Davis, who herself is tired of being one of the only teachers in the school who is actually trying to improve the lives of her charges.
The Won't Back Down director told us in our exclusive Daniel Barnz interview that his passion for the project arose from the fact that his parents are both teachers and that adoration for the vocation is evidenced on every frame.