Wednesday 9 July 2014

The Trials Of Cate McCall Short Review

3 stars for a well written if slightly predictable courtroom drama.Cate McCall cover
The Trials Of Cate McCall is written and directed by Karen Moncrieff (The Dead Girl, Petals On The Wind) and tells us the story of Cate McCall (Kate Beckinsale - Underworld, The Aviator), a talented lawyer whose rise in her chosen career was matched by the fall of her private life, as her descent into alcoholism caused her to lose custody of her daughter.
Cate McCall courtroomNow, after coming out of rehab, Cate is trying to get her life back on track and agrees to take on the case of Lacey Stubbs (Anna Anissimova - The Whistleblower, Flutter) who is in prison after admitting to the murder of another woman. However, she has since changed her story and Cate finds herself defending her appeal based on a number of glaring mistakes and oversights on behalf of the prosecution and the police.
Cate McCall Nick NolteHowever, as Cate delves deeper into the case, with the help of her sponsor, Bridges (Nick Nolte - Cape Fear, Warrior) she begins to uncover some very disturbing facts about the local police force, especially Detective Welch (Mark Pellegrino - The Number 23, National Treasure), who stands accused of rape and of withholding evidence. With doubts about Lacey's guilt, she sets about getting her released.
Read the rest of the review over at Road Rash Reviews. 

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