The Accused (1988)
A rape victim, enraged at the light sentence her attackers received on account that she was of "questionable character" goads a female prosecutor to charge the men who literally cheered the attack on. (imdb)
Cast and Information
Directed By: Jonathan Kaplan
Written By: Tom Topor
Starring: Jodie Foster, Leo Rossi, Carmen Argenziano, Kelly McGillis, Scott Paulin, Ann Hearn, Bernie Coulson, Peter Van Norden
Genres: Drama, Suspense/Thriller
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You'll never quite look at pinball the same way again.
I want to like this movie, and respect it for its difficult and sensitive subject matter; my problem, though, is the rape scene. Specifically, why did we really need to see all that, right down to that one guy's nasty rape face? This is an extremely painful film, that tells me, as a woman, little to nothing that wasn't blatantly obvious already. Filled me with hate.
Foster is great but the entire movie feels really manipulative. It certainly provides some good food for thought but it's not something I'm eager to watch again.
Foster gives a worthy performance, and the film's simple structure (it begins moments after the crime and ends with a flashback to it) works well. It stretches believability a few times, though - particularly in that one scene with that overzealous dude with the tattoo.
So many stink eyes from the old woman juror during this. They'd remake this today and everyone would have their cellphone out hootin "worldstarhiphop"
Elementary Rape Education, based very loosely on erroneous news accounts of an actual incident that reportedly took place in front of cheering onlookers in a public bar. Topor, author of _Nuts_, gets to grind his same anti-judiciary axe about putting an honest but "unpresentable" witness on the stand; and although the dubious moral character of the victim -- "a low-class bimbo," in her own words -- gives the case some useful stickiness, it also lets in some deplorable social condescension.
Foster's Oscar-winning performance far outclasses the exploitative nature of this film. She's a must-see.
Okay movie if your into based on true event films, normally I am but I didn't have any sympathy for this character
|Average Percentile 53.86% from 683 Ratings|