Action comedy screenwriter Ed Solomon switches gears to psychological drama for his feature film directing debut, Levity. Manual Jordan (Billy Bob Thornton) gets released after doing 23 years in prison for accidentally killing a kid during an attempted robbery. Not having any place to go as a free man, he returns to the town where he committed the crime in hopes of seeking salvation. He ends up in a community center where he meets pastor Miles Evans (Morgan Freeman), who helps him out with practical matters like work, food, and housing. Trying to find redemption for his sins, he befriends Adele Easely (Holly Hunter), a single mother who just happens to be the sister of the boy he shot in the robbery. He also meets teenaged Sofia Mellinger (Kirsten Dunst), a rich girl with a drug problem. Still attempting to reconcile with his past, Manual seems drawn to interfere when Adele's son Abner seems headed down a criminal path. Levity premiered at the 2003 Sundance Film Festival. ~ Andrea LeVasseur, Rovi
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This movie is an Ethical thinking Movie. It gave me the chance to view other people's world and life with empathy; and it soon became looking at the movie with sympathy. I saw some of my ways of thinking in their lives. I see other reviews have only given it a 3 out of 5 stars. Please take my 5 out 5 and look at it as 10. If you like movies like the Million Dollar Hotel then you will like this one too. If you are a teacher of Ethics and need a good movie to make your class think; this is the one for you.