The Next Three Days
This is my type of movie. Fast-paced suspense movie with a few twists.
Russell Crowe, who I really enjoyed in this, plays John, a devoted husband and father whose wife is convicted of murder. After losing appeal after appeal, he decides to take matters into his own hands to free her since he fears for her emotional well-being. He meets an ex-con who has written a book about breaking out of jail (Liam Neeson who I absolutely love!). Neeson gives him tips and the movie from here is excellent and kept me on the edge of my seat.
Some of the things John, a community college teacher, does are a bit unbelievable but if you can ignore that, you will enjoy this movie a lot. From learning how to make bump keys to committing criminal offences to get the money that he needs for a family of three to go on the run, you root for him all the way. I have never been a Russell Crowe fan but I found his acting was fantastic; you root for him even though you know he is committing morally reprehensible acts. Brian Dennehy who plays John's father is really good and Elizabeth Banks as John's wife Lara is quite believable.
Well worth watching and re-watching, which I am going to do tonight with my teens since they haven't seen it yet.