Changing Lanes

Synopsis: An attorney in a rush to make a court appointment to file legal papers involving a multi-million dollar trust accidentally collides with an alcoholic insurance salesman, who also is a rush for a court appointment involving the custody of his children. The attorney leaves the scene of the accident and strands the salesman, causing him to miss his custody hearing. During the process of the post-crash discussion, the attorney accidentally drops the papers he needs to present in court. The judge gives him until the end of the day to present the papers and thus begins a cat and mouse game between the proponents. A few questionable actions later on both parties' part, they finally start questioning their actions and their lives. In the end, both come to new understanding of what is important and appear to be set in new ethical and moral directions. Contains mild violence and profanity.
Genre: Drama, Thriller
Director(s): Roger Michell
Production: Paramount Pictures
  7 nominations.
 
IMDB:
6.5
Metacritic:
69
Rotten Tomatoes:
77%
R
Year:
2002
98 min
$66,650,688
Website
509 Views


You know what?

Just call Kaufman's offllce...

and tell him that I called

to say that I'm gonna be late, okay?

""Your Honor,

I'm representing myself today...

because I want you to hear

the sincerity of my words.

Boys need their fathers.

Boys need their fathers.''

- You all right?

- Yeah. Are you?

Yeah. You got an insurance card?

Yeah, sure.

- We just got a call from the court.

- I had an accident.

- Are you okay?

- Yeah, I'm fine.

- I'm fine. It's nothing.

- Nothing?

- Who's that?

- It's no one.

- This may be nothing to you--

- No, don't do that! Don't do that!

- I'll do what I have to.

- I'm sorry. Not you.

- I have to do this right, you know?

- I think so.

I do.

Yes, hold on a second!

- Clean in all my actions.

- Hold on for one second, okay?

- What do you want me to do?

- Tell the court I'm on my way.

Okay, tell them I'm on the steps.

Okay, thank you.

- It's only gonna take five minutes.

- I gotta be somewhere.

You really should keep your card

in your glove compartment...

- and not your briefcase.

- That's not what I'm looking for.

Come on! Sh*t.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Thank you. Very nice of you.

Listen. Tell you what.

I'm gonna write you a blank check,

and you just get your car fixed--

- I don't want your check, man.

- You have an honest face.

- Don't worry about it.

- I wanna do this right.

- Come on! Please! I gotta go!

- I gotta be someplace else too!

It's important to me we do it right.

It should be important to you too.

That's it.

I'm sorry. I gotta go.

- You're sorry what?

- I gotta go, man. I'm late.

I've gotta be somewhere too!

Well, can I get a lift?

- I'm sorry.

- Where are you going, man?

- Don't leave me out here like this!

- Better luck next time.

Better luck--

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