Conviction: Oscar Worthy Performances!

I was finally able to see Conviction last night after waiting, for what seemed like forever, for it to be in wide release.  I only had to see the trailer once to know that this was a movie that I had to see!  I love movies that are based on a true story and especially incredible stories like this one... 

Conviction is based on the true story of Betty Anne Waters, played by Hilary Swank, whose brother, Kenneth Waters, played by Sam Rockwell,  is convicted of murder and sentenced to life without parole.  To defend Kenny, Betty Anne pushes herself to the limit and gets her GED, a B.A., puts herself through law school and finally passes the bar, all while raising two boys.  She ultimately dedicates her whole life to making sure her brother, who she believes has been wrongfully convicted, is acquitted and set free.  This story is an incredible testament to the power of love and the unbreakable bond between a brother and a sister.  It is a love story unlike the usual romantic comedies and classical romances that I am used to.  This is a love story where family comes first, and there is nothing else without it.  This movie displayed how truly amazing love is! While it can make you do crazy things, it can also push you to places where you never thought you could go and achieve what you thought was unachievable.

The screenplay was well written and wonderfully delivered! The performances in the film were unmatched and the dialogue was superb! Simply extraordinary portrayals by Hilary Swank, Sam Rockwell, Minnie Driver and Juliette Lewis! These actors really played their parts and they played them well! They made you believe every word that came out of their mouths and feel the emotion behind those words.  I am quite sure that we will see these actors at the Oscars, nominated for the roles that they comprised in this film, and I will not be surprised if they all turn out to be winners! 

This was really a heart-warming adaptation of such a touching story.  It is one of those movies where you will like and root for Betty Anne from the very beginning until the very end.  Get your tissues handy, because you will need them. 

Watch the trailer here:


Dr Kirnon said...

This was such a great review. I also love true stories that shows the love, determination and compassion that drives us to do for others.I have to see this movie.

Movies To See Today said...

Yay! Thanks!!

elizabeth.gomes said...

This was such a great movie!!! And it's even more powerful because it is based on a true story. I cried so always... : ) She really loved her brother...I still can't believe Betty Ann went through everything she did for her brother...amazing!!!

Lupita said...

I need to see this movie!! Good to see you liked it :)

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