The Life Of David Gale
In this dramatic thriller, college professor and anti-death-penalty activist David Gale (Kevin Spacey) is seduced by an attractive drunk student (Rhona Mitra) who later accuses him of rape, causing him to be fired. After losing his wife (Elizabeth Gast) to another lover, she divorces him and moves away with their only child. Gale turns to alcohol and his close friend and fellow activist Constance (Laura Linney). She is found raped and murdered a few years later, and Gale is convicted of the crime. A week before he is to receive his deadly injection, well-known reporter Bitzey Bloom (Kate Winslet) begins to write his story. She and her bumbling assistant Zack (Gabriel Mann) uncover evidence that suggests Gale has been framed, leading to a series of plot twists.