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What Happened to "The Lincoln Lawyer"?

With two outstanding performances by Latinos, the movie should have been a hit

By Se Fija! Online
Published on LatinoLA: July 16, 2011


What Happened to "The Lincoln Lawyer"?


Every once in a while, a perfectly decent film comes out of Hollywood‘«™and sinks without a trace. We've seen it a couple of times this season‘«™and at least one of them has some powerful performances by two generations of fine Latino actors.

"The Lincoln Lawyer", based on the novel by Michael Connelley, should have been a hit--in fact, it was supposed to be Matthew McConaughey's comeback film, another feather in Marisa Tomei's cap, a showpiece of John Leguizamo and the "two" in the one-two punch for Michael Pe??a (pictured), a talented and often understated young Latino actor who's been waiting for his big break.

Well, Michael is still waiting. "Lincoln" started out solidly enough in April, the same week as "Limitless" and "Paul" (two other perfectly decent films, as it happens, that have already been forgotten). But in the long run it made slightly less than $60 million domestically, and a paltry $17 million overseas -- not great for a movie that cost around $50 million to produce.

So what happened? After all four out of five movie reviews‘«™read more on Se Fija! Online

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