So I met Mom yesterday in Sulphur Springs and had lunch with her at Chili’s (uggh, I hate eating at corporate restaurants but unfortunately that was the best they had to offer) and then we went to see the movie “The Lincoln Lawyer.” I didn’t really know what to expect other than I knew it starred Matthew Hottie McConaughey and Reese Witherspoons ex husband. I was sort of pleasantly surprised.
I love any movie that has a Lincoln Town Car as a plot line. I love old Lincolns and Cadillacs and watching them drive around LA in a square Lincoln Town Car was awesome. I think they could have actually made it a bit more evident why he drives around in a Lincoln, and why he has a driver.
Resses Witherspoons ex husband is hot, and was sort of good. Well, not really, but he was able to pretty effectively portray the type of guy he was playing, a rich, spoiled white guy who has had everything handed to him on a silver platter and drives around town going to exclusive clubs and banging hotties. There were times, however, that he overacted and wasn’t a really effective villan. Thank god for him he never had to share the screen with Marissa Tomei because he would have been chewed up and spit out by her amazing ability. She still looks good after all these years and it’s nice to see her on screen.
Matthew was good, but at times his “man of the streets” schiptch was a little over the top. During those scenes (especially with the bikers) he seemed to be trying a bit too hard to be the tough guy and I wasn’t buying it. He did do a good job of showing how the character, once he realizes what’s really going on and his life sort of falls apart (not to spoil anything), can sort of self-destruct, then pull it all back together again. The final scene is sort of surprising so I won’t give it away, but suffice to say although we think we know mid way through how it’s going to end, it doesn’t end that way.
This film is also interestingly noir and shows a side of Los Angeles that we usually don’t see, not Beverly Hills or Brentwood, but the nitty-gritty Los Angeles Basin LA. The prosecutor was actually very good, and sort of cute…I’d like to see him in more things.
Well I”m not a movie critic but if you want to be entertained for a couple of hours go see this movie. It’s not a complete waste of money