Won't Back Down
- 121 min
- Directed by: Daniel Barnz
- Cast: Viola Davis, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Holly Hunter
- UK release: 25 January 2013
Two mothers (Davis and Gyllenhaal) join try and improve the quality of teaching at their local elementary school. Manipulative infomercial with the anti-union stance we've come to expect from conservative production company Walden Media; serious issues are skipped in favour of trivia, and a dumbed-down film about educational reform defeats its own point.
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Won’t Back Down29 Jan 2013
Glib drama about two single mothers fighting to improve teaching at their local school
Oscar-nominated turns in Doubt and The Help have given Viola Davis the kind of clout where studios trust her to carry a film, but she’ll have to make better choices than Won’t Back Down, a manipulative drama pairing her with Maggie Gyllenhaal as single…
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