14/01/2011  |  102 min
Rated 15 by the BBFC


Hilary Swank and Sam Rockwell star in this crime drama based on a real case that took place in 1980s Massachusetts. Hilary Swank stars as Betty Ann Waters, a working-class single mother whose small-time troublemaker brother Kenny (Rockwell) is falsely convicted of a violent murder in their home town near Boston and is sent to prison for the crime, where in his frustration and anger he attempts suicide. With no one to turn to and no money, Betty Ann decides to put herself through college and law school and qualify as a lawyer in an attempt to set her brother free. Juliette Lewis and Minnie Driver co-star.

Contains strong language
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