Wednesday, March 25, 2020

Just Mercy

I was give products in this post for the purpose of review.  I was not paid to write this review

SYNOPSIS 
“Just Mercy” is based on the powerful and thought-provoking true story of young lawyer Bryan Stevenson (Michael B. Jordan) and his history-making battle for justice. After graduating from Harvard, Bryan had his pick of lucrative jobs. Instead, he heads to Alabama to defend those wrongly condemned or who were not afforded proper representation, with the support of local advocate Eva Ansley (Brie Larson). One of his first, and most incendiary, cases is that of Walter McMillian (Jamie Foxx), who, in 1987, was sentenced to die for the notorious murder of an 18-year-old girl, despite a preponderance of evidence proving his innocence and the fact that the main testimony against him came from a criminal with a motive to lie. In the years that follow, Bryan becomes embroiled in a labyrinth of legal and political maneuverings, as well as overt and unabashed racism as he fights for Walter, and others like him, with the odds—and the system—stacked against them. 

BLU-RAY AND DVD ELEMENTS “Just Mercy” Blu-ray contains the following special features: · Making ‘Mercy’ · This Moment Deserves · The Equal Justice Initiative · Deleted Scenes “Just Mercy” DVD contains the following special features: · Making ‘Mercy’

My review:
It isn't often I watch a movie and have my emotions get involved.  I normally watch them, enjoy them and move on.  That was not the case with Just Mercy.  I lost sleep over this movie, because I cannot get over the unfairness that was shown to Walter McMillian.  And every time I thought the good guys were going to get a win it seems some unfair act was committed to take it away.  And what really got to me is this was a true story, and Walter McMillian wasn't he only victim of the acts/crimes commited.
I have to say Just Mercy is a must see movie.  It may not be an action packed movie, it isn't a love story, but it is the message is powerful.

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