Oscar® Nominees Maggie Gyllenhaal* and Viola Davis** lead a stellar cast in this empowering drama inspired by actual events. Hard-working single mom Jamie Fitzpatrick (Gyllenhaal) is concerned that John Adams Elementary is letting her daughter down. Teaming with a caring teacher (Davis) who wants the best future for her own son, she sets out to improve attitudes and elevate the school’s academic standards. Despite the odds, with courage, hope and persistence, the women just might prevail in this uplifting film that also stars Rosie Perez and Academy Award® Winner Holly Hunter***.
*Supporting Actress, Crazy Heart, 2009
**Actress, The Help, 2011; Supporting Actress, Doubt, 2008
***Actress, The Piano, 1993