She was pulled into the movie after this first ten or fifteen minutes.
"Felon" keeps you paying attention through the whole duration of the movie. There are no drawn out or irrelevant scenes, nothing you would feel you have to fast forward through. The sappiness is kept extremely minimal and when it is used, it works.
The acting in this movie is excellent as well as the casting. Hell I bet half of these guys probabaly are ex-cons.
You truly feel for Wade Porter as he continually gets screwed over. He's a guy you want to see out of prison and as the movie progresses you really get the feeling of how impossible that reality may become for him.
I'll close this out with saying that "Felon" does an excellent job at making you never ever EVER want to go to prison.
And Val Kilmer is actually doing a good job.
So don't take the 61% tomatometer that you see when searching this movie. Trust me is abou 85%