Brad Furman, Lionsgate, 2011. Starring Matthew McConaughey, Marisa Tomei, William H. Macy & Ryan Phillippe.
Genre: Crime, Drama
Question: Have you ever used Groupon to get a discount on something? A couple of weeks ago there was a special running for "The Lincoln Lawyer" so I purchased the discounted ticket. This was my first time using the coupon service. I didn't have to use it right away but I finally redeemed it on Wednesday. What did I think of the Groupon and the movie? Groupon is great and I am glad finally tried it, but I am really happy I didn't pay full price for this movie.
"The Lincoln Lawyer" was a disappointment from beginning to end. The story ran thin and lacked originality. Also, it was completely predictable but that wasn't what really bothered me. Mainly, I felt no connection to the characters or their plight. Sure, movies repeat stories and plots over and over again, but what sets the good ones apart from the bad ones are interesting characters. All of them, even one of my favorite character actors, William H. Macy, had very little to go on. No depth, no great backgrounds, nothing interesting that made me want to know more about them.
Oh, well. In the last few weeks I have seen some pretty great movies and I have stumbled upon some wonderful finds. However, they all can't be good. I know. Luckily, I watched one of my all time favorite movies with my kids later that night: "Searching For Bobby Fischer" to wash the slate clean.
My favorite thing: William H. Macy did have a couple of lines that made me grin.
My least favorite thing: The Lincoln.
Possibility of a sequel? I hope not.
Did the previews show too much? Yes, but I went anyway. My fault.
Length: 118 minutes
Review: 3 out of 10
COMING SOON: "Mother & Child"