Whenever you have a movie that touts itself as being "based on a true story," and it somehow involves Hilary Swank, you're pretty much guaranteed to weep your eyes out (unless it's Amelia; sorry, Amelia). The Oscar winner's latest is Conviction, the gut-wrenching saga of Betty Anne Waters, who put herself through law school to free her brother (Sam Rockwell) after he was wrongfully convicted of murder and sentenced to life.
This trailer has all of the necessary ingredients required of serious dramas: a single mom fighting the odds, courtroom scenes, and the heavy application of aging makeup. Just think of it as Erin Brockovich with a more somber tone and a lot less cleavage. Melissa Leo, Juliette Lewis, and Minnie Driver round out the ensemble, making this one to watch. Give it a look, and tell me your first impressions when you read more.