Conviction

Synopsis: Betty Anne Waters (Swank) is a high school dropout who spent nearly two decades working as a single mother while putting herself through law school, tirelessly trying to beat the system and overturn her brother's (Rockwell) unjust murder conviction.
Genre: Biography, Drama
Director(s): Tony Goldwyn
Production: Fox Searchlight
  9 wins & 8 nominations.
 
IMDB:
7.2
Metacritic:
61
Rotten Tomatoes:
67%
R
Year:
2010
107 min
$6,783,129
Website
96 Views


(WIND CHIMES TINKLING)

(DOOR OPENING)

Betty Anne Waters?

Please define

"contract" for us.

Um...

A contract is a promise

or a set of promises

that the law in some way

recognizes as a duty,

and when it's breached,

the law provides a remedy.

BEN:
(SOFTLY) Ma. ma.

(BETTY INHALES SHARPLY)

What time is it?

BEN:
8:15.

Shit. I didn't

finish my paper!

Thanks, sweetie.

You did your math?

No, l left my book

at Dads.

Richard!

I'll do it in school.

Eat, Mom.

Mmm.

Did you finish

your poem, Ben?

Yeah.

RICHARD:
Thanks to me.

You get yourselves ready, we're

gonna leave in a minute.

"If There Was Peace in the

World by Ben Currente."

Here, here. Come over here.

Read it over here.

"If There Was Peace in the

World by Ben Currente.

"Children would no longer

have bad dreams

"of guns, bombs

and deadly screams."

"Deathly."

I wrote that line.

You did not!

It's beautiful.

Come on, read me the rest.

(PANTING) Wait, wait.

One more.

It's 10:
00.

You're late.

Shit.

Can't believe ii.

(BAND PLAYING

WHISKEY IN THE JAR)

(SINGING) Whack for my daddy-0

whack for my daddy-0

There 's whiskey

in the jar

You keep watching my ass, Aidan,

I'm gonna have to clock you!

You keep wearing those jeans,

I'm gonna have to marry you.

Here you go.

Hey, I know you!

Hi.

She's the other

old lady in my class.

(MEN LAUGHING)

AIDAN:
Still thirsty?

A Bushmills, please.

You her boss?

Well, technically.

But she's the one who's

a little bossy. Hmm.

Bummer about your paper.

I'm Abra Rice.

Oh, yeah, well...

Okay, now you're starting

to hurt my feelings.

What?

We're gonna be friends

'cause we're the only ones in class

who've been through puberty.

I'm just...

I'm really busy.

Okay, I'll start.

So, I got these lefty parents

and they're always telling me I

should put my big mouth to good use

and try to change

the system.

So, I ignored them,

of course.

And after partying for

a few too many years,

I finally figured out what I

wanted to be when I grew up.

And it turned out my parents

were right, God damn it!

So, here I am.

What about you?

Look, I'm not

trying to be rude,

I just don't really have

time for a friend right now.

Oh... Yeah, you do.

I mean, I'm all you got!

I don't want anyone in school

to know what I'm doing there.

Oh.

Well, I mean,

I do have a big mouth,

but I know how

to keep a secret.

My brother Kenny, he got

screwed by the system.

He's been in prison for 12

years, life without parole.

Whoa.

He's innocent.

Okay.

Yeah, I'm gonna find

a way to get him out.

Okay.

He's innocent of what?

(CHAINSAW WHIRRING)

NANCY:
Kenneth Waters?

Mr. Waters?

(CHAINSAW STOPS WHIRRING)

Hey.

(PANTING)

Finally someone who looks

good in a uniform.

I'm Officer Nancy Taylor.

I need you to come with me.

I'd love to, but I'm

already spoken for.

Where'd you get

those scratches?

Look around you, sweetheart.

See the branches?

Sir, I need you to step

into the patrol car.

Uh... Well...

My grandpa needs

this tree out of here.

(FIRMLY) Now, Mr. Waters.

Put down the chainsaw.

(SIGHS)

I tell you what, buttercup, why don't

you go give out some parking tickets

and then come back when I'm done.

How's that?

Put down the chainsaw, now.

Get the f*ck off my grandpa's property.

You're trespassing.

Drop the weapon.

You're shitting me, right?

(FIRMLY) l said

drop your weapon.

Take ii easy there, Angie

Dickinson, it's okay.

I'm putting it down,

I'm putting it down.

Every time something happens

in this godforsaken town,

you have to pick him up?

You know the drill,

Betty Anne.

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