Wednesday, February 9, 2011

Conviction

Director: Tony Goldwyn

Starring: Hilary Swank, Kenny Waters, Melissa Leo, Minnie Driver and Peter Gallagher)

Based on a true story the movie tells of a man, Kenny Waters (Sam Rockwell) who was wrongly imprisoned for murder in 1983. Convicted on circumstantial evidence, new DNA technology throws him a lifeline, a decade later. Kenny’s sister, Betty Anne (Hillary Swank) is so convinced of his innocence she reads law in a desperate bid to reverse the guilty verdict. She and law school friend Abra Rice (Minnie Driver), bring the case to the attention of attorney Barry Scheck (Peter Gallagher) from a non-profit organisation set up to help wrongly convicted people overturn their sentences. Together the girls overcome every barrier in this Jack the Giant killer court room drama. If you enjoyed Erin Brockovich and A Civil Action, then you are sure to lap up Conviction.

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