Director: Mike Nichols. Cast: Harrison Ford, Annette Bening, Bill Nunn, John Leguizamo. 108 min. Rated PG-13. Drama.
Cold-hearted hotshot lawyer becomes entirely dysfunctional after being shot during a robbery, and transforms into another person post-recovery; or rather, starts clean as a whiteboard. Mostly predictable, and disturbingly implausible - a person who couldn't read or write just a few days ago, is suddenly able to sniff out his own pre-trauma deceptive legal defenses. Nice tear-jerker (with some great Ritz Cracker product placement), but twenty years on, not a movie that ages very well. I was expecting more from both director Mike Nichols ... and writer J.J. Abrams.