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
485 Views


Hey, you're leaving

the scene of an accident!

Your Honor, I'm sorry I'm late.

- I was in a traffllc accident.

- Are you all right?

- Yes, Your Honor.

- Was anyone hurt?

Then will Mr. Kaufman begin?

Your Honor, since its inception,

the Simon Dunne Foundation...

was managed by Mr. Dunne

and a board of trustees...

which included his granddaughter,

my client Mina Dunne.

Upon his death,

that board was disbanded.

We wanna know why.

Well, it was on instructions

from my client, Your Honor.

Why would he do that?

These people were his friends.

They were wonderful people

who loved kids and music...

but they weren't qualiflled to manage

a 100-million-dollar foundation.

- That's why he signed--

- Your Honor, please.

Address the court, Counselor.

Simon Dunne signed

a power of appointment appointing...

Walter Arnell and Steven Delano

sole trustees of the foundation.

He was old

and he was taken advantage of.

You took advantage of him, Gavin!

Now you're charging a crime,

Miss Dunne...

and this is probate court,

not criminal court.

- Does your client understand?

- She does, Your Honor.

Your Honor, I'm not here

to debate everyone's opinion...

about Simon Dunne's intention.

I'm here to present

some papers to the court...

which are signed by Mr. Dunne.

They've all been notarized.

And furthermore...

they direct the foundation

to be administered...

in precisely the way

in which Mr. Dunne...

not his granddaughter, intended.

- Please the court?

- What do you got?

Trust agreement...

tax exemption...

power of appointment.

- Mr. Banek?

- Sorry.

Mr. Banek?

I made a mistake.

What mistake?

This morning, after the accident

by the side of the road...

we were exchanging

insurance information...

and I used the file folder...

to, you know, to--

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