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American Violet
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American Violet 2008

description written by member Zara:

Inspired by true events, this penetrating drama centers on Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie), a 24-year-old mother of four who's forced to take on a corrupt district attorney (Michael O'Keefe) when she's unjustly prosecuted in a large-scale drug case. Directed by Tim Disney, the inspiring tale also stars Alfre Woodard as Dee's mother, Alma, Tim Blake Nelson as ACLU attorney David Cohen and Will Patton as retired narcotics officer Sam Conroy.

MPAA Rating:PG-13
Directed By:
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Will PattonWill Patton
Alfre WoodardAlfre Woodard
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Tim Blake NelsonTim Blake Nelson
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Michael BeasleyMichael Beasley
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American Violet Movie Review by Jarrod (4/21/2009)

'American Violet' deals with the presence of racism in the southern justice system, although not as explicitly as A Time to Kill, or To Kill a Mockingbird. The focus here is on Texas, and its shameful history of corrupt law enforcement, and the story is based on true events.

Dee Roberts (Nicole Beharie), a poor single...

(complete American Violet review by Jarrod)

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