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Thursday, November 4, 2010

THE NEXT THREE DAYS

By D.E.Levine

Director: Paul Haggis
Writer: Paul Haggis (screenplay); Fred Cavaye and Guillaume Lemans (screenplay "Pour Elle"
Cast: Russell Crowe, Elizabeth Banks, Liam Neeson, Olivia Wilde, Jonathan Tucker, Brian Dennehy, Lennie James et al.
Producers: Olivier Delbosc, Paul Haggis, Marc Missonnier and Michael Nozik
Executive Producers: Anthony Katagas and Agnes Mentre
Co-producer: Eugenie Grandval
Original Music: Danny Elfman and Alberto Iglesias
Running Time: 122 Minutes
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Genre: Drama, Thriller, Action

An unusual film that focuses on a family torn apart by a wife convicted of murdering her boss and a husband who will goes to any length to save her, The Next Three Days meticulously examines the steps the husband takes to save her.

John Brennan is a mild-mannered professor at a community college. Intelligent but now aggressive, he simply isn't convinced of his wife's guilt.

When the justice system fails and his wife Lara attempts suicide, John decides that he needs to break the law and break his wife,out of prison.

Researching how to conduct a prison break by turning to some criminal types for advice on how to do it, using the Internet for additional advice and trying a variety of techniques, the mild-mannered professor does the impossible.

The amazing thing about this film is that although the protagonist, Brennan, is attempting to commit a crime, he's a good guy just trying to keep his family together and the audience is definitely rooting for him to succeed.

Whether or not he does it is something you'll have to see by viewing the film.