Although this movie reminds me a bit of some TV flicks that you can see during the weekend, trying to get through your hangover, it’s the approach and the general idea that differentiate Conviction from those time killers on TV. Starring Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell (after Moon my new favorite actor :D) it shows a complex and resilient, but above all, extremely strong relationship that exists between brother and sister. Kenny Waters (Sam Rockwell) has always been a troublemaker, but with a very charismatic and ultimately benevolent personality. Very protective of his little sister Betty Anne, he got in all kinds of trouble, but when he’s accused of murder, their lives will be changed forever… Not very educated or rich, will this couple manage to prove Kenny’s innocence or is it going to be another futile fight against the system. Based on a true story this movie may be bit slow, but still it keeps the attention since there are no shortcuts or room for improvisation and happy endings and great victories. I really enjoyed watching it, especially since I really felt like I know the characters and sympathized with them. They both did an amazing job, along with the rest of the cast. With good production values and great camera work it is something that you should definitely check out.
Director: Tony Goldwyn
Cast: Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Thomas D. Mahard, Owen Campbell
Fun Facts: Hilary Swank didn’t meet her real-life character Betty Anne Waters until just before the filming began. She says she wanted to get into the character, not just mimic someone.