|The Accused (1988) DVD Box|
These are all questions that The Accused asks its audience. Jodie Foster plays the flirtatious, independent woman who is the victim of a gang-rape in the back room of a bar. Her best friend didn't notice, and it is difficult to believe her when she struggles to convince her lawyer, Kelly McGillis, that she is mentally competent to give evidence.
|The Accused theatrical poster|
Either side of the scene, McGillis plays an attorney rebuffed by her male colleagues for becoming too emotionally involved in a case. She aids the wonderful Foster, who seemed more than capable of showcasting a range of emotions from the cheeky lady in the bar to the woman whose face shows complete terror during the rape.
The music in throughout the movie is wonderful, varying depending on the background that it is playing. This is only beaten by the dramatic silences strategically positioned to keep the audience balanced in suspence.
A film that should be watched for, if nothing else, its ability to make you reassess your own morals.
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