Stand Your Ground: The Movie


Hey folks, Well, several of you have alerted me to an event I should have guessed would be coming: "Stand Your Ground--The Movie".

I should state up front that I have, of course, nothing to do with this film, have not seen it, don't know any of the people involved, and sadly was not a highly paid expert consultant on any phase of its production.

That said, the title alone compels me to take some small notice.

The abstract for the film describes it thus:

When her son Jason (Drew Matthews) is falsely accused of murder, Jackie Carpenter (Francine Locke) fights against the odds to free her son; but when the prosecution (Sandra W. Van Natta) seeks a life sentence, Jackie's life spins into turmoil sending her on a difficult journey of wavering faith, tentative hope, and ultimate victory.

The trailer can be viewed by clicking here. (Sorry, I couldn't find a normal embed code.)

I love the way they worked a car flip into a movie about Stand-Your-Ground, but I suppose a car flip is de rigeuer for most any movie these days.

Based on the trailer the movie certainly looks competently done, from a movie perspective.  There's very little law in the trailer, and what little is there seems ok.  That's about all I know about this movie.

I rarely go to the movies these days, but I'll definitely keep my eyes open for when this one hits post-theater distribution.

Of course it's always hazardous for anyone with some expertise to watch a movie on that same subject--there's a tendency to spend half the movie going, "Well, THAT'S bullshit."

OK, have to get ready for the Patriots v. Broncos games.  I'm an adoptive Patriots fan, my wife is Denver born-and-raised.  Someone is going to have a hell of a bet to pay off by the end of the evening. :-)

--Andrew, @LawSelfDefense

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