We’re in a good mood, folks.
Thank God, the cold weather is behind us. Thank God for the Cricket World Cup, for there are none of those not-meant-for-humans Bollywood or Kollywood movies. Thank God for Bacchus, we have a huge 25-oz open can of beer in front of us. And Thank God for…., we have a plate of heavenly Sambar-Rice in front of us.
Ah, Life is good, schmucks. 😉
And yes, we just returned after watching a nice Hollywood movie The Lincoln Lawyer.
Brad Furman directed the movie based on the book by Michael Connelly.
Starring Matthew McConaughey and the reasonably pretty Marisa Tomei (included just to have a pretty face), Lincoln Lawyer is a crime-legal thriller that makes for an engrossing 1 hour and 51 minutes.
We can’t remember the last time we saw a Matthew McConaughey movie. Must have been a gazillion years ago.
Hey, the guy is not bad. Not bad at all. Not one of those Hollywood zombies. We suppose he’s in the Matt Damon, Christian Bale, Ben Affleck league.
Back to the movie, we see Mickey Haller (Matthew McConaughey), a sharp, quick-witted L.A. criminal defense attorney moving around town in his Lincoln sedan from one destination to another (now, you know where the movie title comes from) chauffeured by a black driver.
Not too long after the movie starts our young, handsome lawyer lands a case, a very interesting case – a rich young man Louis Roulet (Ryan Phillippe) is charged with rape and brutal assault of a prostitute.
The rich young man (played convincingly and with restraint by Ryan Phillippe) swears he had nothing to do with the rape or violent attack on the hooker, that it was all a set up and begs our lawyer Mickey to help him.
For a big pile of cash, Mickey accepts the case.
Well, where you have Big Money, Big Trouble is never far behind! Take our word on that, guys.
Strange things start to happen soon. We see a connection from the Louis case to an earlier client of Mickey who got put away for 15 years for a similar brutal attack that killed the girl.
And before long, a close associate of Mickey is killed.
Then, the violence comes even closer to Mickey.
So, is Mickey now hunting the real killer or is the killer turning the screws on him.
Director Brad Furman does a fine job in building up the tension and keeping us engrossed.
The court-room scenes are well done, not over dramatized as they often are in these kinda movies. Gets the right effect.
The screenplay is tight, the dialogs crisp and the acting of the main characters more than acceptable.
There are even a couple of twists that you don’t see coming.
All in all, The Lincoln Lawyer is a pretty decent movie.
If any of you putzheads plan on going just to ogle at Marisa Tomei, the woman hardly has a role and is completely irrelevant to the film.
But that doesn’t make the movie any less interesting.
Your favorite blog SearchIndia.com recommends The Lincoln Lawyer. The movie released today and is playing in theaters across the U.S.