The other day, I watched the movie, The Winslow Boy, on VHS, so I had to hook up the old VCR.
Years ago, I watched the B&W 1948 version, but this movie was the one with color, made in 1999.
[Warning: contains plot spoilers]
The plot is centered around one event that changes one family's life and ends up affecting many others as well: that of the Winslow family's youngest son, Ronald (Ronnie), being expelled from a naval college after being accused of stealing. Mr. Winslow does all in his power to fight the admiralty and prove his son's innocence, and he eventually gets Sir Robert Morton, a famous lawyer, to fight for their cause.
"Let right be done" is a phrase that is said at least twice in the film, and it explains many of the actions of both Ronnie's father, Sir Robert and others. In fact, it's because of those words that Mr. Winslow and Kate willingly sacrifice of themselves (time and money, and for Kate, the chance to marry one she wants to)
The rest of their family has to make sacrifices as well, but although they do care about Ronnie, they don't have the same devotion to the case as the Ronnie's father does.
I recommend this movie for several reasons:
1) There are several good messages throughout the film, such as these:
A. Let right be done.
B. Some things are worth sacrificing for.
C. Standing up for your family is important.
D. Some things are worth fighting for, regardless of what your chances of winning are; you've shown that your cause is important to you.
2) It doesn't really have any objectionable content...there might be mild language and something else, but nothing big.
3) The story has a good ending. I don't like stories that have bad endings, so this movie was good on that point.