My Cousin Vinny

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"There have been many courtroom dramas that have glorified the Great American Legal System. This is not one of them."
  • R
  • 1992
  • 2 hr
  • 7.6  (140,627)
  • 68

My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 comedy film directed by Jonathan Lynn and starring Joe Pesci, Marisa Tomei, and Ralph Macchio. The story follows two young New Yorkers, Bill Gambini and Stan Rothenstein, who are arrested in rural Alabama for a murder they didn't commit. In desperate need of legal representation, Bill calls his brash and inexperienced cousin Vinny, an inexperienced lawyer whose only previous courtroom experience came from representing his nephew in a shoplifting case.

As Vinny struggles to come to grips with the local court's procedures, trial date approaches and the opposition - led by prosecutor Jim Trotter III - works tirelessly to solidify their case against Bill and Stan. Vinny and his girlfriend, Mona Lisa Vito, go head-to-head against Trotter and his associates in a trial that tests their legal skills and knowledge, as well as their relationship.

Throughout the film, Pesci's portrayal of Vinny is a hilarious, profanity-laden display of arrogance and skill. Tomei won an Oscar for her comedic role as Mona Lisa Vito, Vinny's fiery, fast-talking girlfriend who serves as his courtroom consultant. Macchio plays Bill, the hapless defendant whose freedom and life are on the line.

The movie presents a classic fish-out-of-water scenario as New York City lawyers find themselves in the middle of the Deep South. The culture clash creates a lot of humorous situations that add a lighthearted tone to the movie. The film also provides a commentary on the legal system and the importance of due process.

One of the standout features of My Cousin Vinny is its attention to detail in the courtroom scenes. Despite being a comedy, the movie is accurate in its portrayal of courtroom procedures and the legal process. The film was a critical and commercial success, grossing over $64 million and earning positive reviews from critics, particularly for the performances of Pesci and Tomei.

In conclusion, My Cousin Vinny is a must-watch for anyone who enjoys legal comedies. It is a hilarious, engaging film that offers a unique perspective on the legal system while also showcasing some of the best comedic talent of the 90s. Despite its age, it remains a timeless classic that is still enjoyed by audiences today.

My Cousin Vinny is a 1992 comedy with a runtime of 2 hours. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 7.6 and a MetaScore of 68.

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