While not heavy on scholarly nuance, it has some depth and is crisp, right-hearted, expertly paced and reads like ice-cold lemonade on the porch in summertime. Grisham knows his subject and has a knack for dispensing highly digestible tales that quickly suck his readers into the middle of the story where they remain engaged until the end. We get a scratchy taste of the less than glamorous job market search for non-elite students as Rudy is smart, but middle of the pack.
Franklin Donaldson - Justin Ashforth B. Paramount release looms as a highly durable B. More Reviews Concert Review: Thom Yorke Brings Unexpected Bounce to His Solo Tour Premiere Authoring a script on his own for the first time in a very long while, Coppola has adhered to the essential dramatic crescendos important to any Grisham tale, climaxing inevitably in a major courtroom scene in which the little and young and attractive guy takes on the establishment or big money or simply long odds.
But while not exactly making the material his own, the writer-director has taken his film right up to the edge of undercutting his source without actually doing so, investing it with delightful humor at every possible moment, steering away from the more overt melodramatic elements, and injecting it with a booster shot of cynicism and unmistakable disenchantment with the legal system.
Rudy has also generated two potentially promising clients on his own, Miss Birdie Teresa Wrightan appropriately flighty old woman who may or may not have a large estate to dispose of, and Dot Black Mary Kay Placewhose son Donny Ray Johnny Whitworth is dying of leukemia.
Breaking away from Bruiser just as the Feds close in on him, Rudy and Deck, who has never managed to pass the bar exam, set up their own makeshift firm, placing all their bets on the Blacks. But the team decides to push ahead with what shortly becomes a wrongful death suit when Donny Ray dies.
Alternate focus lands upon Kelly, a working-class girl whose teenage marriage has turned into a nightmare of beatings and threats. While Coppola is clearly inspired by the underdog legal team, his ambivalent, philosophical, somewhat jaundiced view of the way of the world restrains him from souping up the picture with manufactured frenzy and hysteria, as some Grisham adaptations have done.
Coppola has never been particularly known for his comic touch, but here he seems bent on leavening the melodrama with as many laughs as possible, and they are generally honest and well-earned.
Much of the amusement comes from DeVito, who tackles his professionally disreputable but personally winning character with his customary relish.
Danes is appealing and capable as the beseiged woman, but is hardly tested by the role. Supporting cast is rich and deep.
Mary Kay Place and Teresa Wright bring to life two quite different isolated women. Most startling and scene-stealing turn comes from Virginia Madsen, who makes the most of her part as a cast-off Great Benefit employee who bravely spills the beans in court about her former bosses.
Curiously, Danny Glover goes unbilled in the prominent part of the trial judge. Production values are immaculate. John Grisham's The Rainmaker Production: Narration written by Michael Herr.
Reviewed at Paramount Studios, L.The Rainmaker is a novel by John Grisham. This was Grisham's sixth novel. It differs from most of his other novels in that it is written almost completely in the simple present tense.
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The length of the book is good and takes us from s /5. John Grisham is the author of twenty-three novels, including, most recently, The Litigators; one work of nonfiction, a collection of stories, and a novel for young readers.
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