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 »
The portrait of a dysfunctional Nineties suburban family, where behind closed doors, alcohol and rebellion are hidden among the lie of perfection. 15-year-old Deena's sleazy, twisted boyfriend is believed - at first - to be the cause.
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 »
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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