Monday, March 21, 2011
The Lincoln Lawyer
Q: What’s the movie about?
A: Based on a best-selling novel by Michael Connelly, The Lincoln Lawyer is a procedural drama with thriller elements about a slick lawyer (Matthew McConaughey), who works out of his Lincoln Town Car, and specializes in getting guilty criminals off the hook. But when you mess with a lot of guilty people, sometimes it can come back to bite you in the ass.
Q: Who’s in the movie?
A: Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, Ryan Phillippe, William H. Macy, Josh Lucas, John Leguizamo, Michael Pena, Bob Gunton, Frances Fisher, Bryan Cranston, Trace Adkins, laurence Mason, Margarita Levieva, Pell James, Shea Whigham, Katherine Moennig, Michael Pare, Michaela Conlin, Reggie Baker
Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?
A: Go! I never watch Law & Order, but I imagine that if I were a fan of it, it would be because it's a lot like this.
Q: Will this movie make me laugh?
A: There are some charming character interactions, but none of the laughs are out loud.
Q: Will this movie make me cry?
A: Marisa Tomei and McConaughey play a divorced couple on opposite sides of the law who spend a lot of free time together and seem to enjoy sharing a daughter. So, yeah, it kinda makes me cry that they can't just work it out.
Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?
A: Best Television Movie Not Playing on Television.
Q: How is the Acting?
A: Nobody even tries to stretch beyond their limits, but sometimes that's what makes them just right for the roles they've been assigned.
Q: How is the Directing?
A: Shaky hand-held camera, gritty minimalistic lighting, in-camera zooms... everything about the style and feel of this film looks completely independent, except for the presence of Matthew McConaughey.
Q: How is the story/script?
A: It's not the most original structure ever put to film, but the moral dilemmas are interesting, and trying to figure out the main character's thinking keeps you glued to your seat. That said, this could just as easily be the pilot episode of a TV series. A good one, though.
Q: Where can I see the trailer?
A: The Lincoln Lawyer Trailer
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