The Paper Chase stars Timothy Bottoms, John Houseman, and Lindsey Wagner. The movie is about a first year law student at Harvard as he deals with the exhausting amount of studying he has to do, a difficult professor, and a love affair. The Paper Chase is a drama that has some humorous moments. The movie is good at showing how much work it is being a student, and how consistent and intense studying can drive a person crazy. John Houseman is perfect as the law professor who is as brilliant as he is difficult, and it is hard to pass his class. Some of the best moments in the movie are when the law students are studying together. The Paper Chase celebrates learning and what it means to be a good student. Another thing the movie deals with is how hard it is for a good and serious student to find a balance between love and school.