"a pale, lumpy, tasteless kind of porridge which the southerner insists is a delicacy but which I believe they ingest as punishment for their sins. “What? you don't want no grits?" asks the wide-eyed waitress; not hostile yet, merely baffled. She moves away and spreads the word all over the region: “You see that man there? Well, he don't eat no grits"—and you are, suddenly, a marked man." • James Baldwin
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...