Video: Film of the week - Conviction

HILARY Swank drama Conviction is the pick of this week’s film releases.

Film: Conviction

Rating: 15

Duration: 107 mins

Starring: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver


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Director: Tony Goldwyn

Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a wife and mother-of-two in Massachusetts, who has always defended her troublemaker older brother, Kenny (Rockwell).

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In 1980, Kenny is questioned about the murder of diner waitress Katharina Brow but he is released.

Two years later, ex-girlfriends Roseanna Perry (Juliette Lewis) and Brenda Marsh (Clea DuVall) testify against Kenny and seal a murder conviction, resulting in a life sentence without parole. But Betty refuses to accept the verdict and she puts herself through college and law school in order to prove her brother’s innocence.

Rating: 7/10

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