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Levity (2003)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama  |  29 August 2003 (Norway)
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The film philosophical approach at redemption. The protagonist Manual Jordan has gotten parole from a life sentence for the murder of Abner Easley, and returns to the city he lived in to ... See full summary »

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The film philosophical approach at redemption. The protagonist Manual Jordan has gotten parole from a life sentence for the murder of Abner Easley, and returns to the city he lived in to try to seek redemption. He ends up living and working at a community house run by a preacher, Miles Evans. The film is equipped with beautiful voice-overs about the meaning of life and different philosophies for getting redeemed. Manual also becomes friends with Adele Easley, his victims sister, in an attempt to make up for what he did. While working at the home he has interactions with Sofia Mellinger, the druggie daughter of a famous singer, struggling with the lack of adult guidance in her life. Written by Dave Samuelson

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$7,500,000 (estimated)

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$30,599 (USA) (4 April 2003)

Gross:

$209,151 (USA) (15 August 2003)
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Although the film was shot entirely on location in Montreal, in one of the final scenes, as Manuel has entered the metro and it is leaving the station, the map seen inside the train is, in fact, a map of the central Washington, DC area. See more »

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While some have commented that Morgan Freeman's voice changes dramatically throughout the film, it is a major plot point that he is living a lie, living under an assumed identity and not particularly good at it. It is related to the theme of doing good, even though you may not be particularly good at it, nor be able to continue doing it for very long. It sounds unnatural for Morgan because it is unnatural for his character. See more »

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[Manuel notices a photo of Adele's brother]
Adele Easley: My brother. He's a statistic.
Manuel Jordan: I'm sorry.
Adele Easley: I know. Everybody is.
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Thanks to ... Terry & Siobhan ... Cynthia, Evan and Olivia ... See more »


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Taking a Bath in Rust
Written by Mark Everett (as Mark Oliver Everett)
Performed by The Eels (as Eels)
Sir Rock-A-Lot Music (ASCAP)
Courtesy of DreamWorks Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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26 June 2009 | by (Warsaw, Poland) – See all my reviews

It is definitely one of the best American movies, I saw during last year. I was watching it with eyes wide open. What a masterpiece, I was thinking. Let's check the review on IMDb. Surprisingly, I realized that average vote is only 6,5. Astonishing. Why so underrated? To European, too sad, no special effects, to slow? Sorry, not every movie should look like 'Dark Knight'. Some moves are made for people, who like to think and to feel. Main idea of this movie is inevitable truth. There is no redemption for conscience. One cannot turn back time. One will regret one's sins forever. Perfect Billy Bob Thornton, good Morgan Freeman, touching Holly Hunter. Even Kirsten Dunst (who is not my favorite actress) is reliable.


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