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A married couple's life is turned upside down when the wife is accused of a murder.

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Lara Brennan is arrested for murdering her boss with whom she had an argument. It seems she was seen leaving the scene of the crime and her fingerprints were on the murder weapon. Her husband, John would spend the next few years trying to get her released, but there's no evidence that negates the evidence against her. And when the strain of being separated from her family, especially her son, gets to her, John decides to break her out. So he does a lot of research to find a way. Written by rcs0411@yahoo.com

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Lose who you are to save what you love. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violence, drug material, language, some sexuality and thematic elements | See all certifications »

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19 November 2010 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los próximos tres días  »

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Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£1,046,333 (UK) (7 January 2011)

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£2,461,248 (UK) (21 January 2011)
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The labwork that John scans with his iPhone shows the director's as "JP Jones, M.D.". John Paul "JP" Jones was the property master for the film. See more »

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When offering to take her grandson to a folk festival, John's mother mispronounces the name of the city, Kutztown, which is in eastern Pennsylvania and quite a long drive from Pittsburgh. Pennsylvania residents would be well aware of the correct pronunciation. The U in Kutztown has the same sound as the OO in "book." See more »

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Referenced in The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.54 (2010) See more »

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Acting out the Grind.. More People Need to See this Movie!
21 November 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Coming in at Little more than two hours. "The next three days", moves fast and tough. My Hat is off to Mr.Crowe especially.He carries this movie very well. His depiction of John Brennan is very good. A man in the middle of a real mess of a life,

The movie moves fast so before you know it, the nitty gritty reality of the situation is in effect very soon. It doesn't lag at all. Showing at a little over 2 hours, The Next three Days doesn't rest in showing the full blown restlessness of the Two main character's development. Which shows the talent from Crowe and actually more so in Elizabeth Banks. Who really stole the movie. Her scenes are short and sweet. Yet the range of emotion you see from her generates real mystery and sincerity. Sitting front row center I never really miss much in a Picture. I sat patiently grinding my teeth with eyes bulging from the strong real magnetic draw I felt in this movie. Sipping the bitter sweet HI-c Pink lemonade which was how the Movie felt as well.

I never like to give anything away in any of my reviews. Just the reactions I had felt watching it. It's hard to concentrate when let's say someone won't stop coughing, is on their cell phone, or better yet has a digital watch going off every 15 minutes clockwork. In the end I don't feel I really missed anything watching this. It is hard for a short attention span to really waver from this one.

If I had it my way the Surroud sound would be as loud as possible, but Hey .. you can't win them all.

Anyway I come to understand that Paul Haggis (The writer and Director) Sure knows how to Create a honest, true to life motion picture. Getting older I can now sympathize more so with the plot and true to life situation. I don't know why the people who work for the LionsGate or whoever is responsible for the release date, chose to put it out the same day as the new "Harry Potter" was released. Unless your Christopher Nolan, Spielbeg or maybe James Cameron you just can't match up.

Nonetheless it is a extremely tense and thrilling movie on it's own. Liam Neleson was fantastic as usual It would have been nice to give him a couple extra scenes, since his part of this film is a real strong spark which get's the film on the ground and running. Olivia Wilde Made her mark as a good friend and model neighbor, so she was quite important in this one. Lastly Ty Simpkins he did well too, as the Son who naive to world was yet very favorable to what he wants and knows is right. Once again I extract these things from the film as I see them trying not to give anything away.

All in all highly recommended. "See it twice and call me in the morning." Good work all around I don't what it takes out of Russell Crowe to make a movie like this and be in a real honest form, seemingly on the verge of a nervous break the entire time. I really felt for the man. And I think you will too. So go out and see this movie. I guess after Harry Potter, but I had seen it before.


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