When Lockhart, Gardner & Bond take on a pharmaceutical case they are elated. It’ll be three women against some bigshot lawyers from New York. David versus Goliath.
In comes Michael J. Fox who brilliantly uses his Parkinsons’ disease as Louis Canning to divert attention from the case. He worms his way into the jury’s favor and spins his side of the case into a soap. Of course the only way to keep the jury’s attention is not with the science, which is boring, but by making the truth sexy. Sexy is sex, so as Lockhart, Gardner & Bond start tugging towards a victory, Canning writes Alicia a note: ‘Game On’. This way the case was chosen was wonderfully improper: a fat woman did not evoke enough sympathy, so they skipped her case and went for the pretty daughter of a woman who killed her husband then herself. No silly issues of ethics can get in the way of superficiality. Besides, the only reason they took the case was money and publicity.
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