Erin Gruwell (Hilary Swank) teaches a group of students in L.A. to apply themselves and raise their expectations of life and of themselves. In "Freedom Writers," she makes all the difference in the world to her students.
Our story. Our words. When a young teacher, Erin Gruwell, (Hilary Swank) inspires her class of at-risk students in Long Beach, Calif., to learn tolerance, apply themselves in school, and pursue education beyond their expectations, they form a group called the Freedom Writers. It's a great story.
Everybody, meet Joe Black. He's expecting you! When Death wants to experience life, he turns to a media mogul, who acts as a guide to Death, who then takes the form of a young man to learn about life on Earth and, in the process, he falls in love with his guide's daughter. Naturally.
If you don't stand for something, you might fall for anything. In "Lions For Lambs," injuries sustained by two Army rangers behind enemy lines in Afghanistan set off a sequence of events involving a congressman (Tom Cruise), a journalist (Meryl Streep) and a professor (Robert Redford).
[narrating] We sat and drank with the sun on our shoulders and felt like free men. Hell, we could have been tarring the roof of one of our own houses. We were the lords of all creation. As for Andy - he spent that break hunkered in the shade, a strange little smile on his face, watching us drink his beer.
[narrating] I wish I could tell you that Andy fought the good fight, and the Sisters let him be. I wish I could tell you that - but prison is no fairy-tale world. He never said who did it, but we all knew.