An American Crime (2007)

R   |    |  Biography, Crime, Drama

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The true story of suburban housewife Gertrude Baniszewski, who kept a teenage girl locked in the basement of her Indiana home during the 1960s.




  • Ari Graynor at an event for An American Crime (2007)
  • Elliot Page at an event for An American Crime (2007)
  • Ari Graynor at an event for An American Crime (2007)
  • Catherine Keener in An American Crime (2007)
  • Elliot Page and Evan Peters in An American Crime (2007)
  • Catherine Keener and Elliot Page in An American Crime (2007)

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23 April 2008 | eltonpharoah
A Truly Disturbing Story That Everyone Should Know About!!!!
Let me begin by saying, I believe this story is one that everyone should be familiar with. And for that, I would recommend people see this movie. But I do not think the film, in itself, was the quality I would've liked it to be.

The scenes seem to be too conservative at times. And the flashbacks to what had happened, previously, give the viewer an outside perspective of things. And it is that omniscient point of view that keeps the viewer from really becoming involved in the story.

I think Ellen Page did an incredible job of acting. And I truly love her movies. But I wonder if the people making this film were so afraid of insulting certain persons that they did not want to submerge themselves into a truly emotional reenactment of what had actually happened.

Bottom line: If you want a story that is presented to you in segments, then by all means, watch this movie. But if you want a truly disturbing film that puts you in the eyes of the victim, and makes you feel sick to your stomach... then there are other movies based on the same event that are much more involved!!!

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