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Sandra Bullock’s hard-hitting new Netflix movie is being called ‘a must watch’ by viewers, with many brought to tears by the tragic story. You can watch the trailer here:
The Unforgivable stars Bullock as Ruth Slater, a woman recently released from prison for murder who is attempting to put her life back together after 20 years locked up and find her younger sister.
An official synopsis reads: “Released from prison after serving a sentence for a violent crime, Ruth Slater (Bullock) re-enters a society that refuses to forgive her past.
“Facing severe judgment from the place she once called home, her only hope for redemption is finding the estranged younger sister she was forced to leave behind.”
If the plot sounds familiar, it’s because it’s based on the British mini-series Unforgiven, which starred Suranne Jones and Will Mellor, which was released in 2009.
The movie, which also stars Jon Bernthal and Viola Davis, landed on Netflix on 10 December and viewers have been raving it already.
One person said: “That new movie on Netflix with Sandra Bullock The Unforgivable is a must watch, my emotional a** shed a couple tears.”
Another wrote: “The movie The Unforgivable on Netflix is another drama gem.
"But don’t watch it without tissues…”
A third said: “The Unforgivable on Netflix is so emotional. Sandra Bullock got me cry my eyes out.”
While another wrote: “The Unforgivable on Netflix is a must watch.
"As usual, Sandra Bullock is amazing. It’s a great movie from beginning to the end.”
While preparing for the role, Bullock met with women who were in jail and says the experience inspired her to get a tattoo and helped her be a better mum.
She told Extra: "One of my tattoos was in honour of one of the women that I got to interview that helped me with insight to my daughter.
"She, too, went through the foster care system and there was something that was similar and she says, 'Oh, my God, that happened to me. That's who I was.'
"I got home and I go, 'How is it that I went there to get her story, and I left there being a better parent because of the gift that she gave me?'”
The Unforgivable is available to stream on Netflix now.