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Charlotte Cory (Connie Nielsen) is a convicted murderer spending her final days on Death Row. Her hopes and dreams are as lifeless as the grey walls that imprison her, until the letters of a stranger, Frank Nitzche (Aiden Quinn), awakens passion in her she thought had died long ago. While her attorney (Kelly Preston) desperately tries to appeal the verdict, Frank realizes he has fallen in love with Charlotte, and discovers that there are untold secrets behind the tragic circumstances of her imprisonment. Her life is in his hands as Frank races to find the truth that can save Charlotte before it's too late.

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  • Actors: Tim Daly, Connie Nielsen, Kelly Preston, Aidan Quinn, Connie Nelson
  • Directors: Bille August
  • Format: Multiple Formats, Closed-captioned, Color, NTSC
  • Language: English
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Millennium
  • DVD Release Date: November 1, 2005
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 3.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (289 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000B6H1YG
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #62,483 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

Customer Reviews

3.9 out of 5 stars

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93 of 100 people found the following review helpful By D. Dailey on November 8, 2005
Format: DVD
Back in 1984, the hit at the Canne Film Festival was another quiet and cerebral film called Paris, Texas - directed by the German director Wim Wenders (but that was then, and this is now). Here, we get the Danish director Billy August creating a hypnotic imaging of desolate Oklahoma small towns, an innocent woman on death row, and the various players around her story in the last days leading up to her execution. As always, Aidan Quinn is just right for his part as a complex lawyer turned tabloid huckster and alcoholic, who finally finds redemption in the last motel on the rain slick streets. But the real standout here is the always underrated Connie Nielsen, who smolders in this performance and the chemistry between her and Quinn is what great movies (and their moments) are made of. I guess in this age of mindless reality TV, films of this quiet beauty, intelligence, and grace are just too slow, pondering, and challenging for today's audiences. Too bad - this film is a keeper and a real gem!
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50 of 53 people found the following review helpful By C. A. Luster on September 6, 2007
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Aidan Quinn is great as a washed out attorney that now sells death row inmate letters to the media. He corresponds with inmates to get their last letter to sell for a great deal of money. When he meets a woman on death row, played by Connie Nielsen, his attitude changes and we see there is more to him than first thought. This has a good cast and excellent acting. The drama becomes a thriller as the clock ticks down till her execution. When Quinn finds evidence that she in fact is not guilty of kidnapping or murdering a little girl. It may not have lots of scenery but it makes up for it in drama. I highly recommend you at least rent it. I think there is a good chance you will want to buy it. Not appropriate for young children. If you enjoy this be sure to catch "Perfect Witness".
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Lee on March 2, 2013
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I was prepared to be underwhelmed by this movie, based on some of the comments. Instead, however, I ended up glad that I'd lucked out and found a good movie to watch! (That is, it wasn't one of those Prime movies that I click off after half an hour, because it just isn't holding my attention.)

Yes, it did start slowly, as some have noted, and yes, the bleak Oklahoma landscape shown in the beginning isn't much appealing. Even so, as the viewer soon discovers, in this "it looks like nothing happens here" environment, there is a LOT going on behind the scenes! What the movie does well is to artfully present, through character interactions, a reliable stream of hints and clues about those "not so ordinary" happenings. This sustained suspense makes the movie compelling and intriguing.

Connie Nielsen is outstanding in her portrayal of a widow convicted of child kidnap and murder. She doesn't necessarily "act" like a cold-blooded killer (isn't dead behind the eyes, etc.). Still, she presents enough of an odd detachment, along with some quirkiness, that I kept wondering if she'd committed the crime or not. Well along into the movie, I still didn't know quite how to regard her, and so (as part of that suspense factor), I was always wanting to know more.

Aidan Quinn, playing a washed up attorney with seemingly shady motives, is likewise more than he first seems to be at the movie's outset. His character experiences a slow metamorphosis, which caused me to increasingly warm up to his role. I respect a movie which delivers plausibility for a character's evolving perspectives (because it seems like the script is respecting me as a viewer). Here, Quinn's confusion, his reflection, his twists and turns, etc.
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17 of 19 people found the following review helpful By Jed Kelson on October 30, 2011
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What is marvellous about this movie is that the ending is a total surprise. The last fifteen minutes of this movie is worth the boring wait.
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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Dorothea Bergen on June 20, 2013
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well thought through plot, engaging,well paced with an excellent ending.The ability of the movie to go back and forth in time seamlessly adds to the drama.Enjoy!
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By pkc on March 12, 2012
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All three of the main actors in this pic did a fine job. Connie Neilsen I had figured out all wrong, Kelly Preston did a UNbelieveable job as a defense attorney that gets so wrapped-up in a case that it consumes her (well, I happen to have dated 3 def. atty's and I haven't met one that devoted yet) Aiden Quinn fine job as always and I had him figured out wrong too. The movie takes some unexpected twists and left me surprised b/c each time I thought I had it down it switched-up! made me feel awful cynical. PK. Collins
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful By Everyone's_a_critic on July 22, 2012
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This is a fairly decent movie. An honest film that few will be able to call the ending of. If you are a Connie Nielsen fan she doesn't disappoint. There is one scene in particular though that makes the flick worth watching regardless. It's a moment of black comedy. There's a one-liner that made me laugh so hard I had to hit pause. Watch for it when a man is visiting an inmate in prison, and the guards are called out of the room. I will catalog this one-liner with the many great lines uttered in film, such as "Charlie don't Surf!", and "I'm going to make him an offer he can't refuse". The line from Convicted though is dirty. Very dirty. You have been warned. ;>
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Valaya Gaudet on October 25, 2013
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The movie is more of a Connie Nielsen show than anything. That's too bad because she's a good actress who is shown here as a self-absorbed star. In addition, the plot moves at a snail's pace with little for one's attention to hang on to.
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