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

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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 telephone and fax numbers on the labwork are the actual numbers for Med-Health Services in Monroeville, PA, a real medical lab facility. See more »

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For security reasons, inmates in PA are never notified when they are going to be transferred or transported between facilities. To prevent the exact thing that John attempts - to help an inmate escape. See more »

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Gritty and noir-ish
15 January 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Another noir French thriller is converted into a 'noir-ish' American thriller. Russell Crowe's slightly thuggish looks make him more convincing as the desperado of the second half than the mild-mannered schoolteacher of the first half. Elizabeth Banks's role as the imprisoned wife is slightly under-written; their cute toddler son steals most of her scenes and even some of Russell's.

The plot takes too long to set up, so the first half of the film is a slow haul. But the last half has almost the cracking pace of a DIE HARD romp. Writer/director Paul Haggis elects to deceive the audience as well as the police who are in close pursuit of the fugitives, which puts this in the tradition of 'classics' like TO CATCH A THIEF and CHARADE. Gritty and enjoyable.


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