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Oct 8, 2003

The Life of David Gale 

When this movie first came I thought it should be a good movie given a contreversial theme and good actors. But then after that I read some reviews asking why Kevin Spacey was wasting himself in movies like these. So when I got this movie from the library a few days back I didn't have any high expectations for it. Maybe that was why I liked the film.

Kevin Spacey has done a good job, being the wrongly convicted Professor, who is also an activist campaigning against capital punishment, who ends up on the death row himself. Shot in Texas, which has more active death rows than anywhere else in US, this Alan Parker movie makes a strong state against capital punishment, although whether any of it will reach the ears of the law makers is doubtful. Kate Winslet plays the role of investigative journalist, whom Spacey has entrusted the duty of proving his innocence, if not to the whole world atleast to his own son when he grows up. Watching the movie one is stricken by the fact that how easily things can go wrong in life, one minute you are leading a cosy suburban existence and in the next you are on the death row, knowing for certain the hour of your death, but no one answers the question, "Why?"