Fucky Film Review!

The Verdict

Posted by Web Manager on January 12, 2009

Sidney Lumet 1982

Guilty, of being a solid Hollywood flick. Newman plays an alcoholic plaintiff’s lawyer at the end of his rope, chasing ambulances and stumbling around his office, knocking file cabinets over. Lunch for him is a beer with a raw egg in it at the bar near his office. I liked how even when he got his shit together, he never really got his shit together. It’s a redemption story that’s light on the redemption. And the ending is not exactly a happy one, because there isn’t really a lot of room for happiness for these characters. The love story is also good. I like the way he walks up to her the first time in the bar, telling her he had a good day. And when he locks himself in the bathroom.


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