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Won’t Back Down stars Viola Davis and Maggie Gyllenhaal as two very different personalities that unite to rail against the current education administration and work toward a better school system for their children and those children who come after. The film is hitting Blu-ray and DVD on January 15, and we have a never-before-seen clip that takes a look at how a teacher can help her students to excel, but first, they must respect that teacher.
The clip, called “Coming Alive in the Classroom,” is available in the deleted scenes portion of the Blu-ray release. In the segment, Davis, playing schoolteacher Nona Alberts, teaches her kids a sing-songy rhyme to help the students to learn their times tables. Additionally, the rhyme has a second function—ingraining the idea that college is a possibility into the students' heads. When one student is reluctant to participate, Nona uses all of her gentle methods of persuasion to help the kid to join the activity. Luckily, she seems to be a well-respected teacher and all’s well that ends well.
Won’t Back Down is more about a fight against a corrupt administration than about intimate moments in the classroom, but the deleted scene is still a fine performance from Davis and it teases the bonus features that will come with the Blu-ray and DVD sets. Each of the deleted scenes offers commentary from Director Daniel Barnz, and if you liked the flick, the set offers plenty of additional extras. You can check out the full list, below.
Won’t Back Down Blu-ray and DVD Extras