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Title:   The Lincoln Lawyer
Director:   Brad Furman
Year:   2011
Genre:   Courtroom Drama
Times Seen:   1
Last Seen:   12.11.11

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Date Viewed Venue Note
12.11.11Netflix I heard this was good. I read and liked the book. I really tried to like this but several things bothered me.

-McConaughey. I think I'm over believing him as anything serious. I couldn't believe him in this role at all.

-The plot. The book is somewhat complicated. I can't really see this from the eyes of someone not familiar with the story but does it really make sense to anyone? To me it comes off as an interesting twist that quickly gets wrapped up with a confusing deus ex machina.

-the lincoln. I never pictured it being that old. Lincoln towncars are pretty comfortable in the back seat but this year's make seemed like a hollywood art director decision to me. fake.

So the things I liked best about the book - the realism, the complexity, the process - were all skimmed over or falsified here and the things I kind of put up with the book - the sensational outcome, the shootout at the end - made for kind of a cheap climax to me. This feels like another transitory legal drama that everyone forgets everything about in 3 months. I was hoping it would be better.
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