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      Miss Virginia

      Released Oct 18, 2019 1 hr. 42 min. Drama TRAILER for Miss Virginia: Trailer 1 List
      53% 15 Reviews Tomatometer 97% 250+ Ratings Audience Score An impoverished single mother is losing her 15-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, D.C. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can't afford the tuition, she soon launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands of others. Read More Read Less Watch on Fandango at Home Premiered Apr 07 Buy Now

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      Mario S Must see for those who likes drama! ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Rated 5 out of 5 stars 05/02/23 Full Review Stephen T Amazing performances, amazing script, and an amazing experience all about a very real and amazing woman. A good picture of how good, fact-based, logical solutions can be turned political by those whose power and money are challenged by them. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 09/15/22 Full Review Audience Member Inspirational movie. I'm not certain if this movie was based on a true story, but the narrative rings true. Millions of low-income children attending subpar public schools that provide little hope. An education should be uplifting and should prepare its deserving students a quality education. Quite often, the parents have to fight for this right against a bureaucratic system that is at a halt for change. In this movie, we see a trailblazer of a parent, Virginia, who decides to defend not only her son's right to a quality education, but who becomes an advocate in Washington, DC. So if you care about the education of Americans, watch this film. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/06/23 Full Review Audience Member With most films that I see, I'm happy to share all the tiniest details of the movie that I didn't like. That's even if I liked the movie. There's always things to criticize with almost any movie. Even a good one. This movie is far from an exception. It's a low budget drama and all that comes with it. The acting and the writing many times is a bit reminiscent of a poorly constructed after school special And I wouldn't expect anything different from such a low budget film that is so not Hollywood as this one is. What I didn't expect was to be moved in the way I was. And so I'd rather focus on what's good about this movie and not what's bad. Despite it's imperfections I am so happy I watched it. I will admit that I was an advocate for school choice before I saw this movie and so I am biased when it comes to it's message but if a movie sucks, it's going to suck no matter the message. If you can stick it out through it's imperfections, this movie doesn't suck. I cried more from this movie than possibly any movie I've ever watched. The ingredients that went into it may have been MacDonald's grade but I walked away feeling like I ate a 5 star meal in an upscale restaurant. It would be great if some big name director redid this story in a Will Smith's "Pursuit of Happiness" fashion with a big budget and A-list actors. If that doesn't happen I'm very glad this wonderful small budget movie exists. I hope millions watch this movie and understand how important this story is and I pray the country eventually reflects that understanding. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 02/16/23 Full Review Audience Member It did pass the time Interesting story The movie just lost its way Rated 3 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Audience Member Deeply moving account of a mother's struggle to provide educational opportunities for her son in the face of indifference and hostile vested interests. Marvelous performances by Uzo Aduba and supporting actors. Rated 5 out of 5 stars 01/29/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Ellen E Jones Guardian Sure, biopics of living subjects require a careful balance, but if Miss Virginia couldn't find a way to include some analysis alongside all its admiration, why bother? Rated: 2/5 Sep 30, 2020 Full Review Noel Murray Los Angeles Times Uzo Aduba gives a fine performance in the otherwise flat "Miss Virginia," playing real-life education advocate Virginia Walden Ford. Oct 18, 2019 Full Review Nell Minow RogerEbert.com The movie's effort to separate a feel-good story from its political foundation does not earn it a passing grade. Rated: 2/4 Oct 18, 2019 Full Review Ian Kane Epoch Times One woman crusades for better education in this incredibly inspiring real-life story. Rated: 4/5 Dec 31, 2023 Full Review Kelechi Ehenulo FILMHOUNDS Magazine Miss Virginia is an inspirational tale that has every reason to be told but opts for safety and caution instead of being wholly committed in the activism ingrained in its plot. Rated: 3/5 Oct 28, 2020 Full Review Kevin Wight The Wee Review The subject of the 'school voucher' is not particularly interesting in itself, so Hanna tells Virginia's story in the most basic, melodramatic and TV-movie manner possible. Rated: 1 Oct 3, 2020 Full Review Read all reviews

      Movie Info

      Synopsis An impoverished single mother is losing her 15-year-old son to the rough streets of Washington, D.C. Unwilling to see him drop out and deal drugs, she places him in a private school. But when she can't afford the tuition, she soon launches a movement to change the system that is destroying him and thousands of others.
      Director
      R.J. Daniel Hanna
      Screenwriter
      Erin O'Connor
      Distributor
      Vertical Entertainment
      Production Co
      Vertical Entertainment
      Genre
      Drama
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Theaters)
      Oct 18, 2019, Limited
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Oct 18, 2019
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