DirectorEd Solomon Initial DVD releaseAugust 26, 2003 Duration CountryUnited States
Release dateJanuary 16, 2003
(Sundance Film Festival) (premiere) CastBilly Bob Thornton (Manual Jordan), Morgan Freeman (Miles Evans), Holly Hunter (Adele Easley), Kirsten Dunst (Sofia Mellinger), Manuel Aranguiz (Senor Aguilar), Geoffrey Wigdor (Abner Easley) Similar moviesJohn Wick, Blackhat, Taken 3, Tsotsi, Salt, Cleopatra Jones
TaglineHow you gonna make it right?
Levity is a 2003 drama film directed by Ed Solomon starring Billy Bob Thornton, Morgan Freeman, Holly Hunter and Kirsten Dunst. The score for this film was composed by Mark Oliver Everett of the band Eels. Levity was filmed in Montreal, Canada.
Manual Jordan, a man who served nearly 23 years for killing a teenager during an attempted robbery, is released on parole in spite of his objections. After spending his time staring at a clipping of Abner Easley, the boy he killed, he returns to the city he used to live in to find redemption. He ends up living at a community house which is run by Miles Evans, a preacher. He offers Manual work so he can pay for the room, and Manual places Abner's photo in his room to remind himself of his crime.
While staying at the community house, he befriends Sofia Mellinger, a wild young woman with no adult figure in her life. Manual also encounters Adele Easley, the elder sister of Abner. She does not recognize Manual and in his pursuit for forgiveness, he forms a friendship with her, and their relationship begins to develop.
Manual gets his chance for redemption when Adele's rebellious teenage son becomes involved in violence. Manual tries to befriend him and steer him in the right direction, ever mindful of the past.
Billy Bob Thornton as Manual Jordan
Morgan Freeman as Miles Evans
Holly Hunter as Adele Easley
Kirsten Dunst as Sofia Mellinger
Manuel Aranguiz as Senor Aguilar
Geoffrey Wigdor as Abner Easley
Luke Robertson as Young Abner Easley
Dorian Harewood as Mackie Whittaker
Catherine Colvey as Claire Mellinger
Billoah Greene as Don
Sadiki Burke as Sadiki
Abede Burke as Abede
Diego Abella as Raul
Brent Rogers as Ty
Cordell Clyde as Cleve
David Acer as Comedian
Levity received mixed to negative reviews from critics, as it holds a 35% rating on Rotten Tomatoes based on 89 reviews.