The Shawshank Redemption
Directed by Frank Darabont
It's hard to find someone who dislikes this film. I went through the IMDb message boards and couldn't find a single negative review. I don't have anything bad to say about this film either. It's strange how perfect movies inspire rather dull reviews.
Andy Dufresne is convicted of killing his wife and her lover and sentenced to life in prison. He is sent to Shawshank, where he befriends Ellis "Red" Redding, a man who can get things. Andy is regularly assaulted until the warden begins using him for a money laundering scheme.
What's to say about this film that hasn't already been said? The acting is fantastic and the bromance is beautiful. Morgan Freeman narrates, which is always pleasing to mortals and Andy Dufresne is a more likable version of Henri Charriere. Every minute of screen time radiates heart and hope.
Powerful and inspiring. What more can you ask from a movie?
Only two women have speaking roles in this film.
Body count of 6.