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Freedom Writers full movie is released on Jan 05, 2007. Watch Freedom Writers online - the English Biography movie from Germany , which has achieved a worldwide gross of $43,095,175. Freedom Writers is directed by Richard LaGravenese and created by Richard LaGravenese with Hilary Swank and Patrick Dempsey. Freedom Writers is available online on fuboTV and Showtime Roku Premium Channel.

It's 1994 in Long Beach, California. Idealistic Erin Gruwell is just starting her first teaching job, that as freshman and sophomore English teacher at Woodrow Wilson High School, which, two years earlier, implemented a voluntary integration program. For many of the existing teachers, the integration has ruined the school, whose previously stellar academic standing has been replaced with many students who will be lucky to graduate or even be literate. Despite choosing the school on purpose because of its integration program, Erin is unprepared for the nature of her classroom, whose students live by generations of strict moral codes of protecting their own at all cost. Many are in gangs and almost all know somebody that has been killed by gang violence. The Latinos hate the Cambodians who hate the blacks and so on. The only person the students hate more is Ms. Gruwell. It isn't until Erin holds an unsanctioned discussion about a recent drive-by shooting death that she fully begins to understand what she's up against. And it isn't until she provides an assignment of writing a daily journal - which will be not graded, and will remain unread by her unless they so choose - that the students begin to open up to her. As Erin tries harder and harder to have resources provided to teach properly (which often results in her needing to pay for them herself through working second and third jobs), she seems to face greater resistance, especially from her colleagues, such as Margaret Campbell, her section head, who lives by regulations and sees such resources as a waste, and Brian Gelford, who will protect his "priviledged" position of teaching the senior honors classes at all cost. Erin also finds that her teaching job is placing a strain on her marriage to Scott Casey, a man who seems to have lost his own idealistic way in life.

As know as:

Freedom Writers - Tahdon voimalla, Besede svobode, Diarios de la calle, Jurnalul strazii, יומני החופש

Release Date:

Jan 05, 2007

Release Date (Streaming):

Apr 17, 2007


Germany, United States


English, Spanish

Stream Service:

Paramount Pictures

Production Companies:

Paramount Pictures, Double Feature Films, MTV Films

Gross worldwide:



our story. our words., Their story. Their world. Their future., their story their words


Kat Halstead
Little White Lies
You'll be embarrassed, sad, happy then exhausted.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 27, 2007
Anna Smith
Has its inspiring moments - especially given the true story - and some tense, dramatic scenes amid the speedy montages of confusing gang action.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 27, 2007
Liz Beardsworth
Empire Magazine
Despite solid work from the engaging cast, there's nothing new here to distinguish Freedom Writers as anything beyond a C+.
by rottentomatoes, Feb 27, 2007

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