History Film / ChangingLanes

21st Jul '16 5:47:36 AM johnnye
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The fates of these two men would quite literally collide one morning when both of them, distracted by the legal battles ahead, crash into each other on the freeway on their way to the courtroom. While the turn of events is most certainly an inconvenience for both of them, Doyle insists they "do the right thing" by exchanging insurance information and waiting for the police to arrive. Gavin refuses, and after futilely attempting to pay off Doyle with a blank check, hurriedly jumps back in his car and speeds away. In the process he leaves Doyle, whose car was totaled in the accident, stranded... and also leaves behind the folder containing the Power of Appointment he needs to win the case.

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The fates of these two men would quite literally collide one morning when both of them, distracted by the legal battles ahead, crash into each other on the freeway on their way to the courtroom. While the turn of events is most certainly an inconvenience for both of them, Doyle insists they "do the right thing" by exchanging insurance information and waiting for the police to arrive. Gavin refuses, and after futilely attempting to pay off Doyle with a blank check, hurriedly jumps back in his car and speeds away. In the process he leaves Doyle, whose car was totaled in the accident, stranded... and also leaves behind the folder containing the Power of Appointment he needs to win the case.
15th May '16 7:09:18 PM Fireblood
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* HollywoodLaw: Everything from leaving the scene of the accident to turning off credit accounts without cause by themselves would get a real lawyer disbarred, not to mention prosecuted. At the scene where two firm partners started colluding with Gavin to forge a signature on a document, any real lawyer will declare "You Fail Law Forever" and walk out, not just because they're breaking four different [[https://www.law.cornell.edu/ethics/aba/current/ABA_CODE.HTM ethical rules]], plus numerous laws, the senior partners are trying to cover up the mistakes of a junior associate...by breaking the rules themselves! Seriously, anybody who pens a movie about lawyers behaving badly could at least try to read the actual rules first.
23rd Nov '15 9:57:15 AM Morgenthaler
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''Changing Lanes'' is a 2002 film directed by Roger Michell. It stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/BenAffleck, and Toni Collette (''MurielsWedding''). The film was released by Creator/{{Paramount}}, receiving a positive critical reception and box-office performance.

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''Changing Lanes'' is a 2002 film directed by Roger Michell. It stars Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/BenAffleck, and Toni Collette (''MurielsWedding'').Collette. The film was released by Creator/{{Paramount}}, receiving a positive critical reception and box-office performance.
7th Apr '15 2:20:12 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* NeverTrustATrailer: The trailer briefly shows a fistfight between Gavin and Doyle that never happens in the film.
7th Oct '14 7:17:46 PM Angeldeb82
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* TheSponsor: Creator/WilliamHurt's character is the Sponsor for Doyle. He shows genuine concern for Doyle throughout the film, even going so far as to bail him out of jail during Doyle's EscalatingWar with Gavin. Near the end he finally gets fed up with Doyle's increasingly unhinged antics, delivering this [[ReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing commentary]]:

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* TheSponsor: Creator/WilliamHurt's character is the Sponsor for Doyle. He shows genuine concern for Doyle throughout the film, even going so far as to bail him out of jail during Doyle's EscalatingWar with Gavin. Near the end he finally gets fed up with Doyle's increasingly unhinged antics, delivering this [[ReasonYouSuckSpeech [[TheReasonYouSuckSpeech scathing commentary]]:



* WhiteMansBurden: [[spoiler:Gavin in the end, though it's his fault to begin with]].

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* WhiteMansBurden: [[spoiler:Gavin in the end, though it's his fault to begin with]].with.]]
14th May '14 2:22:09 PM jeez
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14th May '14 2:22:08 PM jeez
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* WhiteMansBurden: [[spoiler:Gavin in the end, though it's his fault to begin with]].
14th May '14 2:09:39 PM jeez
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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Gavin is a sleazy AmoralAttorney and an [[MyCheatingHeart adulterer]], [[TheAtoner albeit a very angst- and guilt-ridden one]]. Doyle is an alcoholic, self-righteous loser with anger issues who simply doesn't want to lose his family.

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* GreyAndGrayMorality: Gavin is a sleazy AmoralAttorney and an [[MyCheatingHeart adulterer]], adulterer, [[TheAtoner albeit a very angst- and guilt-ridden one]]. Doyle is an alcoholic, self-righteous loser with anger issues who simply doesn't want to lose his family.
14th May '14 2:09:12 PM jeez
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* GreyAndGrayMorality

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* GreyAndGrayMoralityGreyAndGrayMorality: Gavin is a sleazy AmoralAttorney and an [[MyCheatingHeart adulterer]], [[TheAtoner albeit a very angst- and guilt-ridden one]]. Doyle is an alcoholic, self-righteous loser with anger issues who simply doesn't want to lose his family.
10th Aug '13 9:52:04 AM Morgenthaler
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''Changing Lanes'' is a 2002 film directed by Roger Michell. It stars SamuelLJackson, Creator/BenAffleck, and Toni Collette (''MurielsWedding''). The film was released by Creator/{{Paramount}}, receiving a positive critical reception and box-office performance.

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''Changing Lanes'' is a 2002 film directed by Roger Michell. It stars SamuelLJackson, Creator/SamuelLJackson, Creator/BenAffleck, and Toni Collette (''MurielsWedding''). The film was released by Creator/{{Paramount}}, receiving a positive critical reception and box-office performance.
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