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Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino star in the 1997 thriller Devils Advocate Keanue Reeves plays the role of a man name Kevin Lomax who is a no-name lawyer from Gainesville Florida He is lured to New York City by a large law firm who has heard about Kevins success as a lawyer in the state of Florida Kevin and his beautiful wife Mary Anne played by Charlize Theron quickly move to Manhattan lured by luxuries such as a gorgeous apartment and other paid expenses While I enjoyed the film immensely I felt that its bizarreness was a little bit much Typically I am interested in films which deal with attornies andor the law I feel that the parts of Kevin and Milton are played superbly by Keanu Reeves and Al Pacino I especially enjoyed the section of the movie when Kevin discovers that Milton is his long-lost father This adds a great deal of drama to the situation something that is necessary in a film such as Devils Advocate One of the observations I made about the film was that Kevins legal talents are the Devils instruments of choice It is his legal practices that destroy his wife and eventually lead to her horrifying death An important quote which I recall was when Milton Al Pacino says nobody on earth could do his bidding better than a well trained band of attorneys Kevin is working for Milton and the more pampered he becomes so much the better for Milton It wasnt until this point when I finally realized the true meaning behind the film The movie ends with the quote by Milton Vanity is definitely my favorite sin He is talking about Kevins vanity Milton is telling Kevin that his clean cut powerful lawyer look is responsible for his wifes death While Mary Anne was miserable in New York Kevin refused to go back to Florida and loose his position in the firm I
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