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Saturday, January 06, 2007

Some vindication...

Here's a review of "Freedom Writers" I found online today....

Movies about life-changing, role-model teachers push a lot of buttons, especially if you're an educator or you've been involved in school for any stretch of time. Being the son of a former teacher, I usually can't resist. Unfortunately, they're usually pushing the same buttons. The formulaic nature of the genre, from "Goodbye Mr. Chips" to "Dangerous Minds" to "Akeelah and the Bee," seems impossible to escape ... "Freedom Writers," unfortunately, trots right back to the formula.



At 12:43 PM, Blogger Literary Feline said...

I have had Freedom Writers on my TBR shelves for quite a while. Until I saw a headline in the New York Times movie review section for the movie, I hadn't even known one was made.

I imagine I will get to the book and movie eventually, but based on what I've read about the movie so far, I am not in a hurry.

Thanks for the review!


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