Celebrating 10 years! 2007-2017

Roman J Israel

Anyone seen it? I make a habit of not watching lawyer movies notreallyalawyer12/15/17
I saw it before it was in theaters at a screening with Judge 2breedbares12/16/17
I saw it. It was ok. I think if you are a lawyer you get t ambulancechaser201312/16/17
I liked the shots of Los Angeles and the directors' visuals. trijocker12/18/17
actually, that an honors grad from Western State ends up wri dingbat12/18/17
Did you see the film? The focus was that he was an idealist trijocker12/18/17
you try living in a dump for 20 years, see how your ideals c dingbat12/18/17
notreallyalawyer (Dec 15, 2017 - 10:11 pm)

Anyone seen it? I make a habit of not watching lawyer movies but I like the soundtrack’s maple glazed donut song

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2breedbares (Dec 16, 2017 - 10:05 pm)

I saw it before it was in theaters at a screening with Judge Kozinski before all that sexual misconduct brouhaha came about. It was an okay film. I like the concept of the movie a lot more than the execution.

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ambulancechaser2013 (Dec 16, 2017 - 10:09 pm)

I saw it. It was ok. I think if you are a lawyer you get the movie in a way that a non-lawyer does not. I heard myself agreeing and cringing at the same time (laughing too) when he says "I file against myself" "I am the plaintiff and defendant" in my own lawsuit. It's a good movie if you like Denzel Washington and lawyers (which I do).

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trijocker (Dec 18, 2017 - 11:03 am)

I liked the shots of Los Angeles and the directors' visuals.
I did not think it was very realistic that Israel would just go in for 20 years living in a dumpy SRO hotel writing back room pleadings while he made peanuts. Later when he had a chance at some illegal money, he checked himself into Loews Santa Monica, rented a fancy pad, and took the lady attorney out to a pricey dinner. If he wanted to live like that why didn't he try to change his life earlier? It was noted he was an honors grad and president of his class at Western State college of law, Fullerton as if that was explanation enough.
Good film though to take would be future lawyers to though.

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dingbat (Dec 18, 2017 - 12:26 pm)

actually, that an honors grad from Western State ends up writing back room pleadings while making peanuts is quite realistic

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trijocker (Dec 18, 2017 - 2:17 pm)

Did you see the film? The focus was that he was an idealist who wanted to change the world. That is why he worked on crim cases to set defendants free. Then when he had a change to usurp some money, he violated privilege and turned in a later client in to collect the reward. That did not make sense that he lived in a dump for twenty years to change the world, then abruptly sold out his ideals.

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dingbat (Dec 18, 2017 - 3:46 pm)

you try living in a dump for 20 years, see how your ideals change

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