Miss Virginia

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"Be Brave. Be Heard. Believe."
  • TV-14
  • 2019
  • 1 hr 42 min
  • 7.3  (1,552)

Miss Virginia is a poignant drama film that was released in 2019. The movie is directed by R. J. Daniel Hanna and stars Niles Fitch, Matthew Modine, and Adina Porter in the lead roles. The film follows the inspiring story of Virginia Walden Ford, who is a single mother and a struggling inner-city mother. As a mother, Virginia is determined to do anything to ensure that her teenage son James (played by Niles Fitch) receives the education he needs to escape the dangers of life on the streets. But when she discovers that James's local public school is failing him, Virginia decides to take matters into her own hands.

Determined to give her son the best chance at success, Virginia begins a grassroots campaign to create better education options for inner-city children. She faces an uphill battle as she takes on the educational establishment, including the corrupt politicians and union bosses who are standing in her way.

Throughout the film, Virginia forms an unlikely alliance with a local newspaper reporter, Thomas Carter (played by Matthew Modine), who helps her spread the word about her campaign to create a voucher system that would allow children from low-income families to attend private schools.

Meanwhile, Virginia's efforts bring her into conflict with her son's father, who is struggling with addiction and who sees her campaign as a threat to his sense of pride and independence.

As Virginia's campaign gains momentum, she finds herself becoming a hero to many of the families in her community who are struggling with the same problems she is facing. But with the politicians and union bosses closing in, Virginia must confront some hard truths about why the system is broken and whether she can really make a difference.

One of the standout performances in this movie is Adina Porter's portrayal of Rhonda Johnson, the district superintendent who is determined to thwart Virginia's efforts at every turn. Porter gives a powerful and nuanced performance that provides a window into the challenges facing many inner-city school districts.

Overall, Miss Virginia is a heartwarming and inspiring movie that highlights the power of a single person's determination to make a difference in the world. The film tackles important social issues and invites viewers to consider alternative solutions to the problems facing America's education system.

Miss Virginia is a 2019 drama with a runtime of 1 hour and 42 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.3.

Miss Virginia
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    1 hr 42 min
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    7.3  (1,552)