This is one hilarious fucking movie. I never stopped laughing and it's also a really good courtroom drama. Joe Pecsi coming off his Oscar win in Goodfellas is still on point as he trades in the psychotic for funny and Herman Munster as the judge, brilliant. Also I love Marisa Tomei but I don't see how that role was Oscar worthy outside of her being extremely funny and sexy.
I thought the beginning was a little slow, but once it picked up it was so fun and engaging. I can't imagine anyone else but Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei (who pulled off all those outfits) in those roles.
Brilliant film. Laughed all the way through.. recommended to anyone, but especially Law Students. Inspiring story of a "Lawyer" on a murder trial, who makes things up as he goes along, but somehow manages to turn things around...
After watching some seriously heavy shit in The Wrestler and Before the Devil Knows You're Dead, it's a nice change of pace to watch this hilarious, highly enjoyable courtroom comedy. Joe Pesci and Marisa Tomei are more than perfectly cast (she won an Oscar for it) as the titular Vinny and his argumentative fiancé Mona Lisa, and even Karate Kid Ralph Macchio shows up. All in all, a smart, funny, very fun film.