Levity (film)

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Levity
Levity poster.JPG
Promotional poster for Levity
Directed by Ed Solomon
Produced by Richard N. Gladstein
Adam J. Merims
Ed Solomon
Written by Ed Solomon
Starring Billy Bob Thornton
Morgan Freeman
Holly Hunter
Kirsten Dunst
Edited by Pietro Scalia
Production
company
Distributed by Sony Pictures Classics
Release dates January 16, 2003
(Sundance Film Festival) (premiere)
Running time 100 minutes
Country United States
France
Language English
Budget $7,500,000 (estimated)
Box office $209,695

Levity is a 2003 drama film directed by Ed Solomon. Its theatrical release was on April 4. The score for this film was composed by Mark Oliver Everett of the band Eels. Levity was filmed in Montreal, Canada.

Plot[edit]

Manual Jordan, a man who served nearly 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery, is released after serving a life sentence. After spending his time staring at a clipping of Abner Easley, the boy he killed, he returns to the city he used to live in to find redemption. He ends up living at a community house which is run by Miles Evans, a preacher. He offers Manual work so he can pay for the room, and Manual places Abner's photo in his room to remind himself.

While staying at the community house, he befriends Sofia Mellinger, a wild young woman with no adult figure in her life. Manual also encounters Adele Easley, the elder sister of Abner. She does not recognize Manual and in his pursuit for forgiveness, he forms a friendship with her, and their relationship begins to develop.

Manual gets his chance for redemption when Adele's rebellious teenage son becomes involved in violence. Manual tries to befriend him and steer him in the right direction, ever mindful of the past.

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Reception[edit]

Levity received mixed to negative reviews from critics, as it holds a 35% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 89 reviews.

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