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Maybe a New Life For McConaughey

Movies: 'The Lincolnn Lawyer'
Matthew McConaughey as the Lincoln Lawyer.

Matthew McConaughey has played variations on the bronzed shirtless man-child in mediocre rom-coms for what seems like decades.

Now, in a fine career move, he has channeled his smooth charm, pearly white teeth and honeyed twang into a semi-shady defense lawyer, Mick Haller, in the entertaining new courtroom thriller, “The Lincoln Lawyer.”

Haller is a showman who works out of the back seat of his luxurious Lincoln Town Car — a logical move since most of his clients can be most easily found on the street.

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