is based on a true story about a brother and sister -- starring
Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell.
It is driven by her belief in the brother's
innocence. She went back to school and passed the Bar in two
states so she could argue on her brother's behalf and the use
of DNA typing.
Finally, after 18 years in prison, she
proved her brother was the wrong person.
This film builds to a good-feel ending
that packs quite an emotional punch, and a topnotch performance
Hilary Swank turns in her usual high-powered
performance as the sister of a wrongly convicted man, who takes
on law school in order to prove his innocence.
Unfortunately, like all "true stories,"
it's bland and predictable, leaving the actors with a so-so script
and the audience expecting more.
Two-time Oscar winner Hilary Swank has
a cleverness in performance for bringing real people to the screen.
In the movie Conviction, she plays
another true-life figure, Betty Anne Waters, a Massachusetts
single mother who spent 18 years struggling and working to free
her brother after he was wrongfully convicted of murder.
The task used up part of her life, but
she prevailed, digging up evidence that freed her brother, who
lost a good part of his life behind bars.
This is a compelling, powerful, true story
of justice served.