*REVIEW* Freedom Writers

This time the guys review Joe’s Pick: Freedom Writers.

A dedicated teacher (Hilary Swank) in a racially divided Los Angeles school has a class of at-risk teenagers deemed incapable of learning. Instead of giving up, she inspires her students to take an interest in their education and planning their future. She assigns reading material that relates to their lives and encourages them all to keep journals.

Freedom Writers was released to theaters on January 5, 2007

Freedom Writers is Rated PG-13 for violent content, some thematic material and language.

Now onto the review.

IMDB Rating: 7.6 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 70% Tomatometer, 87% Audience Score

Dave’s Rating: Overflowing Large

Justin’s Rating: *MOP BUCKET*

Joe’s Rating: *MOP BUCKET*

The guys couldn’t convince Dave to upgrade his popcorn selection but ALL agree that Freedom Writers is a TRUE HIDDEN GEM.

*REVIEW* The Big Chill

The guys review Dave’s Pick: The Big Chill.

A once close-knit gang of friends — including an actor (JoBeth Williams), a doctor (Glenn Close) and her husband (Kevin Kline), a Vietnam veteran (William Hurt), and a journalist (Tom Berenger) — meets for a weekend after the funeral of their much-envied friend Alex, who committed suicide. The friends spend the weekend confronting the personal truths, sacrifices and betrayals that have left them disenchanted. Each must contend with unresolved issues they have with Alex, and with one another.

The Big Chill was released into theaters on September 30, 1983.

The Big Chill is Rated R.

Did the Big Chill thaw out great reviews? Let’s find out.

IMDB Rating: 7.1 / 10

Rotten Tomatoes: 69% Tomato Meter; 77% Audience Score

Joe’s Rating: Small With Hole In Bucket

Justin’s Rating: Overflowing Small

Dave’s Rating: Overflowing Medium

The Big Chill couldn’t melt higher ratings for Joe & Justin but it still ranks pretty highly on Dave’s scale. Stay tuned for more review.