A wrongfully accused man is harshly sentenced for a crime he didn’t commit based entirely on shoddy circumstantial evidence. Despite his innocence, he refuses to relinquish the high road for the very sake of his soul.
Hope is a good thing, maybe the best of things, and no good thing ever dies.
Our hero refuses to let the anger in, he offers hope to those who surround him in the prison, he finds power and conviction in his desperate situation. His final appeal for exoneration is destroyed when his warden literally kills his only shot at getting out.
Apologies to the Hoodie, but the best movie to describe Deflategate isn’t “My Cousin Vinny”, it’s “Shawshank Redemption”. And Tom Brady is Andy Dufresne.