Would you go back to school to get your GED, B.A., and law degree in order to possibly free your probably innocent brother?
Based on an amazing true story, Conviction is a moving and believable portrayal of the strong love between two siblings. It made me want to be a better sister. And possibly a lawyer.
The film had to speed through some parts of the 18-year saga, such as her undergraduate years and how she got the money to fund all that education.
Although the story is predictable (and some of my friends thought a little long, even with that speeding), it fortunately avoided cheesy clichés like a climactic courtroom scene at the end (cue the swelling strings!). Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell (no, not Jesse James) were incredible to watch.
It made me think that if I can find a story this good, I should write a screenplay. Any ideas?
Seriously, I couldn't make heads or tails or this film.
Perhaps the best part of this movie was the beginning. But after the initial jaw-dropping appearances of two ghosts (one, inexplicably, in the form of a laser-eyed gorilla) the movie plodded along. And the characters eventually plodded through a jungle and into a cave where one of them lay down to die.
Maybe the best part was visiting the spacious new TIFF Lightbox.
No, wait. The best part of this movie was the Thai dinner beforehand.
Thanks anyway, NOW magazine. I don't agree with you five "N" rating. You don't want to leave your viewer feeling stupid, and that's what this movie did.
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