Last weekend, Bellyitch contributor Posh from Posh the Socialite, had the opportunity
to preview the premiere of “Won’t Back Down”. it features a very recent Bellyitch Bumpwatch subject, Maggie Gyllenhaal, and another blog favorite, new mom Viola Davis.
Here is her review from the film:
he film is a powerful story inspired by true events of parenthood,
friendship, hope and courage, Gyllenhaal and Davis portray
determined mothers, who will stop at nothing to transform their
children’s failing inner city school. Facing a powerful and entrenched
bureaucracy and a system mired in traditional thinking, they risk
everything to make a difference in the education and future of their
character “Jamie” played by Maggie Gyllenhaal reminded me so much of
myself: the determination of a young mother fighting for her child to
receive the best education. I was in tears watching because it brought
back memories of myself running around, making phone calls and driving to
the Board of Education just so my daughter can stay in her current
elementary school where she is achieving.
back down” is a great movie. I laughed and cried almost throughout the
entire film. It was very inspirational and the lesson I took from the movie
is that if you want change or anything in life, ho matter how many times
someone tells you “no” is to not give up. Fight for what you want and
don’t back down.