I bought this despite the poor reviews. Should have paid more attention to them. This is not a very good production. The story has the potential to be absolutely great but I'm not sure what went wrong here, was it the direction, was it the acting? I just don't know. It seemed all very disjointed to me. The first part is very amatuerish with the heroine running around acting more like a child than an adult. Perhaps that how she was in real life but it just came across badly for me. Tom Wilkinson, who is normally fabulous, played a very minor role and quite an insignificant one. The ending is disturbing considering it actually happened. I don't think our justice system today would have played out quite like that but shows how severe justice was in that era and how it seems from the way this movie tells it, they got it wrong. If you can get this movie for next to nothing it is worth watching but it you have to pay what I paid for it, then don't bother. It isn't very good at all. Too bad really.