Robert De Niro has top billing in this drama, but Edward Norton plays the title character, a convict who is up for early parole. Trying to ensure he'll get it, he dispatches his wife ( Milla Jovovich) to appeal to the better nature of the parole officer (De Niro) in charge of his case.
The effects are surprising for all concerned, including the officer's wife ( Frances Conroy, "Six Feet Under"). DVD extras: theatrical trailer; "making-of" documentary. *** (R: AS, P, V) (Also on Blu-ray)