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What are the limits of justice? Of social responsibility? The Accused takes a powerful and thought-provoking look at human nature and individual moral conscience, and a judicial process that treats the victim like a criminal. Jodie Foster gives an Oscar-winning performance as the hard-living fiercely independent Sarah Tobias, who is gang-raped in the back of a neighborhood bar. But that is only the beginning of her ordeal. Now Sarah finds herself battling the legal system, not once but twice, as she and her attorney (Kelly McGillis) go after both her attackers and the onlookers whose cheering fueled and encouraged the assault.
I remember when this actually happened and was in the news. This is the movie that also earned Jodie Foster her 1st Oscar which was well deserved. The acting in the movie was awesome and the story line stayed with what really happened. I highly recommend this movie if your a Jodie Foster fan!
This movie is extremely powerful in the very raw and honest way it brings across the plight of a woman who is unjustly deemed unworthy of the protection of society and the law. Jodie Foster's acting is incredible so that we can truly feel the character's emotions come across the screen. This movie is a must see for everyone mature enough to handle the subject matter. One of the best movies ever made.
Great Message in Response to the London Riots
Very poignant movie for recent and trendy 'flash mob' events. Thanks iTunes, for making this the weekly 99 cent movie rental. This movie reminds us that in America, it's not only 'the act of doing' that represents our involvement, but also what we do, say and think on the sidelines that implicates our involvement. Timely reminder.