MOVIE TO WATCH; AMERICAN VIOLET

I'm not really a movie watcher honestly I've been addicted to cross word puzzles, ruzzle and youtube. On a family night I decided the browse Netflix and see what I can find that worth me not falling asleep in the middle of the movie and making promises to finish it and never do. I was surpised when I came across AMERICAN VIOLET.

 
Set in the midst of the 2000 presidential election, American Violet tells the story of Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie), a 24 year-old African-American single mother of four, living in the town of Melody (based after Hearne, Texas where the real incident took place). One day, while Dee is working a shift at the local diner, the powerful local district attorney (Michael O'Keefe) leads a drug bust, sweeping Dee’s housing project. Police drag Dee from work in handcuffs, dumping her in the women’s county prison. Indicted based on the uncorroborated word of a single and dubious police informant facing his own drug charges, Dee soon discovers she has been charged as a drug dealer.


Even though Dee has no prior drug record and no drugs were found on her in the raid or any subsequent searches, she is offered a hellish choice: plead guilty and go home as a convicted felon or remain in prison and fight the charges thus, jeopardizing her custody and risking a long prison sentence. Despite the urgings of her mother (Alfre Woodard), and with her freedom and the custody of her children at stake, she chooses to fight the district attorney. Dee works with an ACLU attorney (Tim Blake Nelson) and a former local narcotics officer (Will Patton) to take on the Texas justice system.[3]


Watch It you won't regret it!

3 comments :

  1. Sounds good..I am going to watch it online right now..!
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    p.s I am one of ur newest followers..!

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  2. Sounds like a great movie. I may have to check it out.

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  3. I will check it out I'm my day off.

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