This is one of my favorite John Grisham "movies", and I liked it way before I even read the book. Julia Roberts and Denzel Washington have great chemistry as the leads in this fast-paced film that reveals more and more clues as it unfolds. It's very well written and it wasn't until after I had seen it a bunch of times that I knew why it differed so much from the book. If the lead character had been white, instead of black, I can bet you that they would have kept it truer to the book. I won't give away anything. Just watch the movie and see for yourself; then if you're really curious, read the book as well. You'll be surprised at the differences.