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I first watched this movie then I read the book, yes, this was a book that is just as involving as the movie.
Immediately one will see the talent pour from a young Tom Cruise who usually plays fearless and confident in every movie is able to become humble as a newly graduated law student looking for a firm.
Why the self esteem killer? Well, he has taken on the city's greatest firm and he is among heroes of heroes in the field and is a very small fish in a very big tank. This is exactly the reason we stayed glued to watching Tom's character.
The mood setting is in place from the beginning how this small family finally makes it big and how they adjust to this law firm that touts on concentrating on family. But we all know we go to the theater to see not a world ran perfectly, but watch a character's perfect world spiral out of control and see how they survive it intact.
If you haven't seen this yet, it is best not to know what is imperfect in this firm because it is a major twist that the young actor has to deal with a very big fish.
The film does show its age, but maybe you can forgive the 80s style and slow build as you want to find out what is the deal with this firm. For me, I loved the Gary Busey character who added spice to this role.
The Firm is a smartly written and well acted movie that can survive the age of the movie.
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Viewing Format: DVD
Video Occasion: Good for a Rainy Day
Suitability For Children: Suitable for Children Age 13 and Older