“The Lincoln Lawyer”: Hunk City

Matthew McConaughey looks mighty fine on the hood of the Lincoln.

Wow! It’s been four long weeks since the Mister and I have been to a movie. Too many two-day disc golf tournaments meant that the AMC Theaters almost sent out search dogs looking for their favorite $5 matinee customers (“Where are those cheapskates?”).

Ryan Phillippe is accused of a crime he says he didn’t commit.

We made our comeback this past weekend with “The Lincoln Lawyer.” The Mister actually believed me when I said I wanted to see it, because the movie looked like a good legal thriller. Anyone have a bridge to sell the poor guy?

Josh Lucas’ blue eyes are mesmerizing.

I can’t imagine very many women who wouldn’t want to see a flick that stars a trio of hunks: Lead actor and the Lincoln lawyer himself, Matthew McConaughey; prosecutor Josh Lucas; and victim or victimizer Ryan Phillippe. Do I really need to remember what the movie was about?

Fortunately, the eye candy didn’t distract too much from the film, which was very good. McConaughey plays Mickey Haller, a Los Angeles defense attorney whose office is his Lincoln Town Car. He takes on what should be an easy case in which Louis Roulet (Phillippe) is accused of rape and attempted murder. Soon we’re taken on a roller coaster ride and watch as Haller has to discover who the real Roulet is while getting tangled up in his own ethical dilemma.

Marisa Tomei plays Haller’s ex-wife who happens to be a prosecutor.

The acting is superb, which isn’t a surprise considering that Marisa Tomei and William H. Macy (whose long hair does not become him) have big roles. Well-paced (zero Timex checks for me) and entertaining, “The Lincoln Lawyer” is a good ride.


2 responses to ““The Lincoln Lawyer”: Hunk City

  1. While it sticks to the courtroom thriller formula, this is an entertaining ride thanks to a terrific screenplay and Matthew McConaughey’s magnetic lead performance. It’s the perfect time killer, because you won’t ever feel bored. Good review, check out mine when you can!

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