If you haven’t seen this movie yet, make a point to.Â It was on TV the other night and I had the pleasure of watching it again.Â I came into the movie a bit late.Â I tuned in just as Percy was about to hurt Dell’s mouse.Â I was quickly reminded of what a great movie this was and how much I love Tom Hanks.Â Â Has that man ever made a bad movie???Â I may try to read the book this summer.Â I don’t normally do it out of order that way, but I am re-interested.Â If you are not familiar with the premise of this movie, here is a synopsis from IMDB.Â I warn that this movie has a scene that I can not watch for the violent content involving an execution.
Paul Edgecomb is a slightly cynical veteran prison guard on Death row in the 1930’s. His faith, and sanity, deteriorated by watching men live and die, Edgecomb is about to have a complete turn around in attitude. Enter John Coffey, He’s eight feet tall. He has hands the size of waffle irons. He’s been accused of the murder of two children… and he’s afraid to sleep in a cell without a night-light. And Edgecomb, as well as the other prison guards – Brutus, a sympathetic guard, and Percy, a stuck up, perverse, and violent person, are in for a strange experience that involves intelligent mice, brutal executions, and the revelation about Coffey’s innocence and his true identity. Written by Kadi Lynnith