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?”).
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?
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.
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.