Tuesday, February 16, 2016
Forgotten Movies: THE RAINMAKER
Newly minted attorney, Matt Damon, takes on two cases: one where an insurance company is not paying off the claim of a quickly dying boy and the other where a young woman is being battered by her husband. He partners up with Danny Devito and they go up against a huge insurance company and an irate husband. The film has good local color but the pace is very slow. It's as if the Memphis heat got to them. Maybe the book was similar in feeling. It clocked in at close to 2 1/2 hours, way too long. And yet it kept my interest. Go figure.Grisham liked these setups early on. Does he still favor them? Have you read a Grisham novel lately?