Hilary Swank plays a working mother who puts herself through law school in order to represent her brother at trial. Her brother played by Sam Rockwell was wrongfully convicted of murder. The movie also stars Boston Movie Star Minnie Driver (Good Will Hunting).
This story is told through the eyes of Swank, or rather her character's point of view. The controversy that has surfaced has been from the victim's family, who apparently were never contacted by Swank who also produced.
Conviction is in theaters today. The official trailer can be seen here.