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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.
This movie has many stereotyped characters - like criminals with Italian accents, Texans that pack pistols, and a conniving blonde in a low cut dress. Why do writers rely on these stock personalities so heavily? How can they distort our view of reality?
In a touching scene, Joe describes how he left his high paying job working as a lawyer because he had to defend a known criminal. Does Joe show the same high ethical values as a process server? Is he justified in using illegal means (breaking into buildings, bribing a policeman) to complete his job?