Conviction (2010)

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Conviction tells the story of how far a woman will go to protect her family.

Betty Anne Waters puts herself through law school after her brother is convicted of murder. He spends 16 years in prison as she first gets her GED, goes to college, and finally law school. And in the comedic twist? He did it. Well, probably not, but it’d be the most awesome ending ever.

Trailer

The Scoop

Directed by Tony Goldwyn, who you might remember as the father in the remake of The Last House on the Left, the film has a pretty amazing cast. Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, and Peter Gallagher will lend their all star presence to a script originally entitled “Oscar Bait.” They just need a retard overcoming his racism.

Who’s It For?

R

Movie Release Date

October 15, 2010.

Who’s In It?

Sam Rockwell
Juliette Lewis
Hilary Swank … Betty Anne Waters
Minnie Driver … Abra
Melissa Leo
Ari Graynor
Clea DuVall
Peter Gallagher

Interesting Fact

For her role in Boys Don’t Cry, Hilary Swank temporarily became a man. Hey Daniel Day Lewis, that’s called method acting.

Related Movies

It reminds me of North Country. I guess it’s the concept of a woman becoming empowered, like a dog learning how to talk. It’s adorable.

What’s Good About It?

Sam Rockwell is my hero. He was an astronaut, clone, and all around awesome dude. And that was just in Moon. Also, the trailer was so moving I cried no less than seven times. That’s a record for a two and a half minute period of time. Previous record being none. I’d never cried before. Even as a baby. I simply said in my deep, baritone voice, “Mother, I have shat myself.”

What’s Bad About It?

It really does look like an Oscar bait type film. I’d rather Hollywood just make good movies, not just the ones that can easily tug the heartstrings of the morons voting for the awards. Seriously, The Dark Knight didn’t get nominated for Best Picture? Come on.

Our Clever Prediction

Swank needs another little gold man, and I have no doubt she’ll at least get nominated, and with the 10 nominees for Best Picture, this may get nominated that too. Box office failure though.

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