Today’s post is a little different from what I’ve done in the past.
I recently was invited by The Circle of Moms to attend a screening of “Won’t Back Down,” a movie coming to theaters on Sept. 28.
One of the actresses in the movie was Viola Davis from “The Help.” I was so excited because I loved her in that movie, and was anxious to see her again in this one.
I know a lot of my readers are mothers, and as a fellow mother I wanted to share this with you. Even if you aren’t one, I think you’ll find it very moving and inspiring.
I guess the best way to describe the movie would be “Erin Brockovich” meets the public school system.
The movie is about two mothers. One is a public school teacher (Viola Davis) whose child has difficulty learning. The other is a single mother working two jobs (Maggie Gyllenhaal) who has a daughter who is dyslexic. Both children attend failing schools that cannot meet their needs. After exhausting all the options to get the necessary help for their children, the two mothers decide the only option they have is to try to transform their children’s school. The unlikely pair band together–even though they come from entirely different backgrounds and circumstances–to fight for the best education for their children.
But the battle wasn’t easy. They faced teachers unwilling to put their jobs on the line, and a school board reluctant to upset the status quo.
This movie shows the determination of mothers who love their children and will fight tirelessly for them.
As a mother, I understood the driving force behind these women to Stand Up and Speak Out and Fight for something better. I think it’s something all mothers can relate to. And even those who aren’t mothers. This movie inspires everyone to stand up for what they believe in, and never back down.
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