A working mother puts herself through law school in an effort to represent her brother, who has been wrongfully convicted of murder and has exhausted his chances to appeal his conviction through public defenders.
When patients' rights lawyer Colette Hughes goes to meet her new client, Eleanor Riese, a patient in the psychiatric unit of a San Francisco hospital, she has no idea that besides taking on... See full summary »
Helena Bonham Carter,
Kate is a classical pianist just diagnosed with ALS. Bec is a brash college student and would-be rock singer who can barely keep her wildly chaotic affairs, romantic and otherwise, together. Yet, when Bec takes a job assisting Kate, just as Kate's marriage to Evan hits the skids, both women come to rely on what becomes an unconventional, sometimes confrontational and fiercely honest bond. As meticulous, willful Kate begins to rub off on whirlwind, spontaneous Bec - and vice versa - both women find themselves facing down regrets, exploring new territory and expanding their ideas of who they want to be.Written by
Hilary Swank, Emmy Rossum, Marcia Gay Harden and Frances Fisher had all previously worked with Clint Eastwood. Swank in "Million Dollar Baby" (2004), Rossum and Harden in "Mystic River" (2003) and Fisher in "Unforgiven" (1992). See more »
When they are in the pool, Marilyn asks Kate if she has a spinal cord injury. ALS is a disease of motor neurons, not due to a spinal cord injury. People with ALS (PALS) continue to feel all sensation, unlike someone with a spinal cord injury. See more »
Personally, I'd rather staple my tits to a burning building than have Christmas or Thanksgiving at Keely's.
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... amazing work.. these are special actors at their best
These two are not just good.. they are great! You know where the story is going, and there are not any surprises. But the way these two outstanding actors portray their characters is something not to be missed. We've seen them before, but it's always more fulfilling to watch them in roles that truly stretch and show their true talent. And it's absolutely incredible how Hillary Swank, as she gets older, she becomes so much more attractive and alluring. She is without a doubt one of the most uniquely gifted talents of her generation (many generations). There are so many celebrity actors in today's world.. but when you think of her, it's not as a celebrity.. but just as one of the best at what she does, and that's wonderful for her audience.
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