Police officer Dirk Hendricks (Bartlett) files an amnesty application for Alex Mpondo (Ejiofor), a member of the South African Parliament who can't remember the torture he once endured as a captive political activist. South African-born attorney Sarah Barcant (Swank), meanwhile, returns to her homeland to represent Mpondo, as well as Steve Sizela, Mpondo's friend who was arrested along with him ... See full summary »
Mark Schall kills his mother-in-law and wounds his father-in-law in the middle of the night, then turns himself in. He claims, however, that he cannot remember the crime itself. His defense... See full summary »
A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
This is the kind of movie that should be made more often. It simply tells two heart-warming tales. One of how two young people in a small town fall in love. The other of how a town whose existence is based on a lumber-mill, through the people of the town, lead by the two young-ones-in-love, is saved from ruin. Swank shows why she got this year's oscar. The combination of Hillary Swank and Eddie Mills is a perfect match.
If you get the chance and like movies that just make you feel good, you should not pass this one up!!!
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