Sunday, June 1, 2008

MOVIE : An American Crime

Based on a true story that shocked the nation in 1965, the film recounts one of the most shocking crimes ever committed against a single victim. Sylvia and Jennie Fae Likens, the two daughters of traveling carnival workers are left for an extended stay at the Indianapolis (3850 E. New York St. is hardly suburban, nor was it in 1965, by any stretch of the imagination.) home of single mother Gertrude Baniszewski and her seven children. Times are tough, and Gertrude's financial needs cause her to make this arrangement before realizing how the burden will push her unstable nature to a breaking point. What transpires in the next three months is both riveting and horrific, leaving one child dead and the rest scarred for life. Written by alfiehitchie

This movie broke my heart. Also to find out it was a true story had me crying. Its so sad to see what humans do to each other for no reason. You have to see this movie it is a serious tear jerker...Ellen Page once again gives a outstanding performance. She is a legened in the making!!

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