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This was an excellent retelling of a true story. The only part of the movie that is actually true is that a female who was drinking and doing drugs hit a homeless man. He lodged in her windshield and she didn't know what to do, so she parked her car in her garage and kept coming to check on him and apologizing. She got 10 years for it and her boyfriend got 9 years. The movie was excellently done and the story was well told. This greatly embellished from actual events, but that is what made the movie worth watching. The fight to live from the man that was hit was inspiring. The real man did have both legs broken and he did have a son. As a movie, it was a good piece of reality mixed with fiction. As an actual event, it's just sad that someone could be so heartless.
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