Unity Goes To The Movies Hosted By Rod Kennedy: The Rainmaker
Sunday, February 17, 2019
Staring Matt Damon, Danny De Vito, Jon Voight and Clare Danes.
This is a David and Goliath story about an aspiring young lawyer who tries to break down an insurance company. Matt Damon plays Rudy Baylor, a law school graduate who can’t seem to find a job anywhere, until he meets “Bruiser” Stone (Mickey Rourke). Stone is an ambulance chaser, who does whatever it takes, legal or not, to win a case. Rudy, as most law students are when they graduate, wants to take the high road, do everything by the book, and win. What he finds is that sometimes you need to get down and dirty to help your client.
In this case, his client is a young boy, dying of leukemia. Seems the insurance company won’t pay for a bone marrow transplant that would save his life. Rudy sets out to help the young man and his family. Based on the John Grisham novel of the same name and directed by Francis Ford Coppola.
Run Time 2h 15m
Followed by a discussion of the film and Unity principles.
Unity Goes to the Movies was begun in April 2011 at The Unity Center of New York City for the purpose of showing movies that illustrate life lessons and instruct. It is hosted by Rod Kennedy who selects films that are drawn from the opus of movies made in Hollywood over the years that have come to influence and define our culture.
Much like the stories that were incorporated into the Bible, some of these movies are modern teachable moments about every day life that can instruct us on our spiritual path. After each movie, Mr. Kennedy hosts a discussion where everyone gets a chance to offer his or her insights and comment about the film.