YMMV / Freedom Writers

  • Jerkass Woobie: All the students, although they lose the "Jerkass" part as the movie goes on.
    • Iron Woobie: Erin, considering she goes hard to help her students when all she gets is scorn from the staff and other teachers because she's teaching "the unteachables".
  • Retroactive Recognition: One of the students is played by Hunter Parrish, who would go on to star in Spring Awakening and the 2012 revival of Godspell.

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