Saturday, October 30, 2010

You have to see it to believe it

My husband & I went out to dinner & a movie last night. First time we've done that in a long time but this story captured my interest as soon as I heard about it & I really wanted to see it. Little did I realize tho' - before watching the movie - that it took place "in our backyard".  

True story. Rated "R" for good reason...language, graphic scenes/evidence, etc. .... but - if the truth is rated "R",  so be it. To tone it down would only make it - well, less than true - and in this case, the truth is what set a man free - after 18 years in prison.

You have to see it to believe it.

(click the pic to link to the trailer & source of the synopsis below)

CONVICTION is the inspirational true story of a sister’s unwavering devotion to her brother. When Betty Anne Waters’ (two-time Academy® Award winner Hilary Swank) older brother Kenny (Sam Rockwell) is arrested for murder and sentenced to life in 1983, Betty Anne, a Massachusetts wife and mother of two, dedicates her life to overturning the murder conviction. Convinced that her brother is innocent, Betty Anne puts herself through high school, college and, finally, law school in an 18 year quest to free Kenny. With the help of best friend Abra Rice (Academy Award nominee Minnie Driver), Betty Anne pores through suspicious evidence mounted by small town cop Nancy Taylor (Academy Award nominee Melissa Leo), meticulously retracing the steps that led to Kenny's arrest. Belief in her brother - and her quest for the truth - pushes Betty Anne and her team to uncover the facts and utilize DNA evidence with the hope of exonerating Kenny.

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