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Cool - how did you do that thing with the spoiler? But hopefully with the title of this thread, we don't have to do that with every statement, do we? I'm just going to post in plaintext...
So I agree that it's clear that Hackman was innocent. But then why did he confess, to something he didn't do? Just before he confesses, he says something like "this is farsical". I almost got the impression that he thought his wife was trying to set him up.
OK, so maybe *this* is what he was thinking. He finds out that his wife is helping the authorities. Morgan Freeman said to her at one point "Don't you want to find out that you're right about him?" Which convinces her to let them search their house. So maybe Gene Hackman realizes what Chantelle thinks, and decides he'd just rather go to jail than spend any more time with her?
And then you have the final scene. They see each other, there's an awkward pause, and then she goes to him to hug him, I guess to say that she's sorry she doubted him - and he turns his back, saying that he doesn't forgive her.