We watched the Lincoln Lawyer last night and I was very surprised that it was actually spot on with the plot of the novel by Michael Connelly. It was a great adaptation. I found myself really enjoying Matthew McConaughey and, like in the book, he is a smarmy bastard but you still end up caring about and respecting him. The movie does water down some of the relationships, for example, between Mickey Haller and his ex-wives and daughter. The movie also waters down some of the interesting details of how Haller runs his defense attorney business, other than conducting it out of his car. Some of that would have been nice to know but it did not detract from the story the movie presented. I would definitely recommend reading this novel and watching this movie.