Levity (2003) - Details
Manual Jordan (BILLY BOB THORNTON) is a man caught between two worlds: the one he left behind 22 years ago when he was incarcerated, and the one into which he is released today. Out of jail, with nowhere to go, Jordan returns to the neighborhood where he committed the crime that still haunts him. Almost by accident--or fate--Manual is drawn into the life of an inner city community center run by the enigmatic pastor Miles Evans (MORGAN FREEMAN), where he meets Sofia Mellinger (KIRSTEN DUNST) a beautiful and privileged wreck of a young woman. While Sofia is unable to deal with the present, Manual wrestles with his past, seeking to reconcile his troubled conscience as he pursues a tenuous relationship with Adele Easley (HOLLY HUNTER), the older sister of the boy he killed. When Adeles troubled teenage son becomes embroiled in his own cycle of violence, Manual sees what might be one last opportunity for true redemption.