Wednesday, September 23, 2009
Torts aficionados should be proud. Our subject has been used to prove the bona fides of a lawyer in the movie "Rachel Getting Married," a powerful, disturbing movie about family dynamics and the consequences of actions. It features Anne Hathaway in a terrific, have-to-take-her-seriously-now role as a recovering drug addict haunted by the death of her little brother. The torts moment occurs when Anne's character is told that the best man in her sister's wedding used to practice law. She is dubious, and asks him to "say something legal" to her. His one-word reply is "tort."