SOME PEOPLE TELL LIES. OTHERS LIVE THEM.
As Gerald “Stone” Creeson (Edward Norton) tries to convince a parole officer (Robert De Niro) that he’s ready to leave prison, he gets additional help from outside the walls in the shape of his sexy wife (Milla Jovovich). Sounds like fun, but this is actually a very somber, even depressing drama about two men who struggle philosophically with the concept of “goodness”; unfortunately, the story peters out toward the end. The two stars are worth a look though, and so are the ladies, including Frances Conroy as the woman who was forced at an early stage to share her husband’s misery.
2010-U.S. 105 min. Color. Widescreen. Directed by John Curran. Cast: Robert De Niro (Jack Mabry), Edward Norton (Gerald “Stone” Creeson), Milla Jovovich (Lucetta Creeson), Frances Conroy, Enver Gjokaj, Pepper Binkley.