A solidly made adaptation of a John Grisham novel about a rookie lawyer who takes on an insurance company that is refusing to pay for a bone marrow transplant needed by a young leukaemia sufferer. Matt Damon plays the role of the lawyer Rudy with his slightly dodgy side-kick Deck being portrayed by the wonderful Danny DeVito. Francis Ford Coppola manages to give the story plenty of poignancy and, being a Grisham story, there's a fair amount of tense, court-room drama. The mood is lifted by DeVito and a small but significant performance by Mickey Rourke. He plays the head of a disreputable law firm that provides Rudy with his first job in the legal world. This is a great, character driven movie with enough time spent out of the courtroom so that the trial scenes don't become dull. I've not read the novel but it feels very true to Grisham's style, aided by a good script and some memorable performances from all the players involved in this solid, enjoyable movie.