Miss Virginia

 (224)7.01 h 42 min2019ALL
Based on a true story, a struggling inner-city mother sacrifices everything to give her son a good education and launches a movement that could save his future - and that of thousands like him.
R.J. Daniel Hanna
Uzo AdubaMatthew ModineAunjanue Ellis
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Stacey ParksM. Elizabeth HughesErin O'ConnorMaurice BlackRob Pfaltzgraff
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4.6 out of 5 stars

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Stella CarrierReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Very Profound
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I confess that I am very much intuitively and rationally aware that I am completely outside the targeted audience for this very moving film that is Miss Virginia that appears to be inspired by real life circumstances. However, multiple offline and online circumstances mysteriously led me to watching Miss Virginia. This poignant Miss Virginia film features the characters of Virginia Warden Ford (Uzo Aduba), Virginia’s son James (Niles Fitch), James friend Bonz (Nadji Jeter) Congresswoman Lorraine Towsend (Aunjanue Ellis), Annette Johnson (Adina Porter),Congressman Cliff Williams (Matthew Modine), tv show host Sally Rae (Vanessa Williams), Shondae Smith (Amirah Vann) Shondae’s son Jerome (Ethan Herisse), Mayor Anthony Carver (Erik Laray Harvey), and more actors/actresses. The plot elements are written in a way to give a persuasive case on why Virginia Walden is determined to do what she can to help her son James get into and stay in a school environment that would help her son thrive. However, she also has multiple obstacles to overcome both in garnering the money for that support and obtaining enough adequate support to facilitate these changes. Even with my awareness that some events were probably doctored for Hollywood film, surprisingly, the Miss Virginia film helped me obtain an increased logical and intuitive understanding on why school choice vouchers are becoming more frequently discussed in multiple news outlets. I was able to easily buy this film via a gift card given to my husband and I from my mother in law.
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Sam StaleyReviewed in the United States on October 19, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Loved this story of a real hero
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This is a great movie that rightly puts the story of the fight for school choice where it belongs--the thousands of low-income and inner city parents who fought for their kids against the inertia and special interests that limited access to quality education. Well acted with a poignant backstory that is well grounded in real events.
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JRReviewed in the United States on January 5, 2020
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Uzo Aduba is...!!!
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Uzo Aduba is an amazing actor. She always brings every character she plays to life! A realistic look into the life of a single mother stopping at nothing to ensure her son as well as other children receive the quality education they deserve. The Pro Choice of education. Against all odds, i.e., poverty, neighborhood gangs/violence/murder, threats and intimidation tactics; the school board and a son who's at times disobedient she prevails!
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L O'ConnorReviewed in the United States on December 15, 2019
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Tells the truth.
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The fight is real. Sobering realities but so appreciative of the people who fight for justice.
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BReviewed in the United States on November 16, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspiring Firm - Great Civics Lesson
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The film aptly captures the issues of school choice for poor neighborhoods. It also provides a civics lesson of how government works. They did a very good job telling this true story within the constraints of the time given for a feature film. Loved all of the actors!
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Jeff W.Reviewed in the United States on October 31, 2019
5.0 out of 5 stars
Great movie!
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This is a very inspiring movie! The characters work flawlessly, the tension keeps you focused, and all the beats are in the right spot, all making for a great emotional experience. I read some knucklehead reviews about politics; too much, too little, they obviously weren't watching for the cinematic experience. As a moviegoer, the motivations of the characters and their relationships are the bulk of what you take away here.
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Lisa KragbeReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
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Powerful story that moves the soul.
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Powerful story that moves the soul. A story that depicts an unstoppable determination that made an impact in the DC area and the ripples that will be felt far and wide as the battle to safe our urban children and the reform of their education continues.
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RosalindReviewed in the United States on November 9, 2019
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Absolutely Amazing👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽👏🏽
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I'm literally in tears...This was amazing! What I know for sure is that we all can make a difference but it won't be easy, yet it will be worth it! Stand up and fight for your beliefs, a better tomorrow, and a brighter future...Please🙏🏽
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