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The Next Three Days
The Next Three Days

Learn the second conditional

Date: Feb 02 2011

Themes: Romance

Grammar: Second Conditional


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Prison break movies are almost guaranteed to keep you on the edge of your seat. Think of The Fugitive. There is just something thrilling about watching someone fight to clear his name while running from the cops. But it’s also an old formula that can easily seem cliche.

The Next Three Days puts a new twist on an old standard by having a husband break his wife out of jail. She’s been convicted of murder and all the evidence suggests that she is guilty, but he still believes in her innocence. Finally he decides to take justice into his own hands. Find out if Amy or Beren has ever gone that far for love.


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Beren:  Do you know anything about that movie, The Next Three Days with Russel Crowe?

Amy:  It looks great, are you kidding? It looks like such a great thriller.

Beren:  It looks great? What’s the plot? Like, I’m so confused.

Amy:  Well, it’s a man whose wife is convicted of a murder, but she, you know, she swears she didn’t do it, and of course he believes her. They try to appeal and do everything they can to get her off but when all else fails, Russel Crowe decides to break his woman out of jail.

Beren:  That is like the craziest thing I have ever heard. I mean, I guess it’s not that far-fetched really, ‘cause people do crazy things for love.

Amy:  Well, the thing is you hear of people breaking out of jail, but not breaking into jail to break someone else out. That kinda adds a new twist.

Beren:  Yeah, totally.

Amy:  That shows more than a normal amount of loyalty and crazy love for your partner, to risk your own life and everything, breaking them out of jail. It’s kind of romantic. Would you do that?

Beren:  Maybe. Probably not, actually. I don’t know, I haven’t done very many crazy things for love. Have you?

Amy:  I guess I kinda play it safe when it comes to love, but if someone broke me out of jail, then that would really win my heart.

Beren:  Totally! Yeah, that’d be a keeper for sure.


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Amy is going to see the movie The Next Three Days. She thinks it looks exciting. Beren doesn’t know much about the film, so Amy explains that it is about a man who breaks his wife out of jail after she is convicted of murder.

Amy thinks that breaking someone out of jail is a pretty crazy thing to do for love. Neither she nor Beren has ever gone quite that far for love. But Amy says that if she was ever in jail and someone broke her out, she would definitely be impressed with him.

What’s the craziest thing you’ve ever done for love?



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Syrian Arab Republic

This kinda movie is my cup of tea. I reckon Russel Crowe is rock…Concerning love and doing crazy things for my beloved,Emm;i just won't sleep more than 10 hours worryin' about it,,HaHohi,,joshing;♥Love♥ is love.

☮ ♥ :] for y'all.

10:52 PM Feb 05 2011 |



I like Russel Crowe's movies pretty much, but yet to have a chance to see this new one, The Next three Days.  Definitely, I'll find a time to see this new film.

07:03 AM Feb 05 2011 |



Syrian Arab Republic

for me i can do any thing crazy for love!!

12:03 PM Feb 04 2011 |



Syrian Arab Republic

ahhh this movie is the most amazing love story i have ever heard!!

12:02 PM Feb 04 2011 |


Syrian Arab Republic

I thanks god because I have not seen this movie because how much I hate this actress after I saw him in Robin Hood movie. 


09:38 AM Feb 03 2011 |



I Haven't still done anything crazy for love, but i'm very interesting about this thriller

12:41 AM Feb 03 2011 |




I know for sure that movie will be interesting without taking into consideration the spot of it…..movies with Russel Crowe are always the best.

07:18 PM Feb 02 2011 |



Russian Federation

I heard one story which happened many many years ago in USSR. One man was waiting for his gf to come to Moscow. He knew that she would come soon but he didn't know the right time of her arrival. And it was the time when no cell phones were used and even a classical phone was not always available. So every day he went on railroad station several times a day hoping to meet her. At last he wasn't lucky. She came by airplane.

04:47 PM Feb 02 2011 |



The craziest thing i've done for love was taking the crosswalks  when the red light was turn on !!! 

09:59 AM Feb 02 2011 |




i will break every thing for my lover even this earth

09:18 AM Feb 02 2011 |

Roxanna Inspired

Russian Federation

Oh! I go it! It is a wonderful film! It took my breath away when I was in th cinema. I was excited all film long! Surprised

07:57 AM Feb 02 2011 |




I really learned varius words and expressions from this lesson and it helps very much to improve my english .

05:22 AM Feb 02 2011 |

miho nakatsukasa


 I have never watched the movie "The Next Three Days".

As long as I knew about the contents of this movie in this lesson, this wife of the main character in this movie is happy to some extent because she is loved by her hasband with his all heart although she is placed herself on unluckey sistuation that she is accused for the gilt of murder but  actually she is innocent.

This situation must be quite hard for everybody to confirm if their lover has true love to them or not. And It is too dengerous to spare the great expenses to judge the true love.

I prefere the movie which finishes the happy ends and I also like the calm relationship with lover in my real life.



11:14 PM Feb 01 2011 |

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