Movie Monday

To continue my alliterative theme, some Monday’s I’ll review movies I’ve watched. First up is Puncture.

Puncture is about two lawyers, Mike Weiss and Paul Danziger, who take on a case brought to them by a nurse named Vicky. Vicky had been working as a nurse when she was pricked by a needle and infected with HIV. Her friend, Jeffery Dancort, then developed a safety syringe to prevent something like this from happening again. However, due to corporate greed and a corrupt hospital group purchasing system, he was unable to sell the syringes that had the potential to save millions of lives.

The movie is also about Mike Weiss and his personal battle with drugs and addiction. Chris Evans plays Weiss and does a very good job of showing a brilliant and passionate man spiraling out of control.

I really enjoyed the movie. It follows the same basic template as other legal dramas that are based on true stories, such as Erin Brockovich, with some changes. It’s not as uplifting as Brockovich, but not to its detriment. It is, however, fascinating, frustrating, and moving. I was engaged through the entire thing and am interested to know more of what really happened, which, I think, is the point of any movie that is based on a true story.

I give it a solid 8 out of 10 and would watch again.

So, what is your favorite based on a true story legal drama?


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