American Violet (2009) - Movie Details
|Release Date:||April 17, 2009 (Limited)|
|On DVD:||October 13, 2009|
|Cast:||Alfre Woodard, Michael O’Keefe, Tim Blake Nelson, Will Patton, Charles S. Dutton, Xzibit, Nicole Beharie|
|Studio:||Samuel Goldwyn Films|
|Running Time:||103 minutes|
|MPAA Rating:||Rated PG-13 for thematic material, violence, drug references and language|
Despite the urgings of her mother (Academy Award® nominee Alfre Woodard), and with her freedom and the custody of her children at stake, she...
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In American Violet, Nicole Beharie makes a strong debut as Dee Roberts, an African-American single mother of four who finds her life turned upside down when she is falsely arrested for selling crack cocaine. After the chief D.A. offers her a plea deal in exchange for no jail time - versus a long, expensive court battle in which she could face years in prison away from her children, she becomes aware of a plot that involves racism and manipulation of the U.S. legal system.Full movie review »
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