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Love and Debate
Love and Debate
Actors: Gina Philips, Sean Astin, Adam Rodriguez, Rachel Miner, Bryan Greenberg
Director: Jessica Kavana
Genres: Drama
PG-13     2009     1hr 35min

Jordan Landa is not your average Latin girl. She has dreams - big ones. As a rising star in the debate world her elusive dreams seem finally within her grasp. But when the "perfect guy" from her past reappears, so do her d...  more »


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Actors: Gina Philips, Sean Astin, Adam Rodriguez, Rachel Miner, Bryan Greenberg
Director: Jessica Kavana
Genres: Drama
Sub-Genres: Love & Romance
Studio: Virgil Films and Entertainment
Format: DVD - Color
DVD Release Date: 08/25/2009
Original Release Date: 01/01/2009
Theatrical Release Date: 01/01/2009
Release Year: 2009
Run Time: 1hr 35min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 1
MPAA Rating: PG-13 (Parental Guidance Suggested)
Languages: English

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Movie Reviews

Not Your Average Movie
Michael Creekwood | Philadelphia, PA | 08/07/2009
(5 out of 5 stars)

""Love and Debate" tells the story of a Jewish Latina girl, Jordan (Philips), who grows up in a family, where the customary role of women is to get married to a Jewish man and have kids. Yet this is not enough for Jordan, she aspires to be something more. In her senior year of high school, with the help of a teacher, Coach Amal (Sean Astin), she finds herself attracted to the debate scene. Immediately, she knows she's found her calling and quickly becomes one of the top debaters in the country, earning a scholarship to Harvard.
While at college, through a bad breakup and a horrifying sexual assault, she struggles to continue to keep her life under control and appease her family and almost loses everything she's worked so hard for.

This is a fantastic coming of age story of a girl wanting to break free from tradition and live life the way she's intended to. I'm sure everyone can find parallels with this story, as we've all grown up and gone through the trials and tribulations of being a teenager, making decisions (good and bad) and dealing with those "bumpy roads" along the way. With an inspirational plot-line and a star-studded cast, much like Jordan's character, nothing is average about "Love and Debate.""