There are many great movies coming out this Holiday season, but a few stand out from the rest. Two that I have been dying to see are Conviction and True Grit. Both of these movies are brimming with top notch actors who have seemingly needed to transform themselves in some way or another to believably portray their character (by the looks of the trailers at least). This skill, in my opinion, is the true art of an actor; and to be able to in a sense become the person they are playing and to take their role in a movie and turn it into a story of their own that sweeps you away is something rare and hard to come by.
Conviction is the true story of Kenny and Betty Anne Waters, a brother and sister torn apart when Kenny is falsely accused of murder. After the pain of not only watching her brother be sent to jail for a crime he didn't commit, but finding out he attempted suicide, Betty Anne devotes her life to freeing her brother and clearing his name. She makes a pledge with him that in return for his patience, she will become a lawyer. The story is a heart wrenching mystery and truly shows the strength and love behind the undying bond between a sister and a brother.
True Grit is the story of a tenacious and witty young girl named Mattie Ross who's out to avenge her father's murder. She comes across an old Marshall named "Reuben J. Cogburn" and a young Texas Ranger named "La Beouf", and they join together to head out on an expedition to hunt down the man who killed her father in cold blood. The movie looks action packed and filled with moments that are sure to have you at the edge of your seat. With a cast that includes Jeff Bridges, Matt Damon, and Josh Brolin; the movie is sure to be remarkable.
What are your thoughts on these movies?