**1/2 (out of four)
The amiable Matthew Modine stars as a lawyer who is suicidal after the deaths of his wife and two sons in a car accident. Just as he is about to shoot himself he gets a phone call about a new court case. It involves a teenage boy (Randy Wayne) accused of murdering his girlfriend. He takes the case even though the evidence is stacked against them.
Based on the popular novel, the movie version is slick and well made, but it feels more like a made-for-tv-movie and is pretty darn predictable.