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The Socratic Method (2001)

TV-MA | | Comedy, Romance
Set in a fictional law school and written by a California attorney, the independent comedy feature The Socratic Method follows the exploits of three first-year law students as they stagger ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Terry King
Martita Meier ...
Laptop Girl (as Martita Joy Meier)
Susan Walsh
Charles Johnson
Ms. Fester (as Linda Besesti)
Karl Wiedergott ...
Kenneth (as Jonathan Briddell)
Robert Jenkins ...
John Henry (as Robert Hugh Jenkins)
Erika Westmoreland ...
M-R-S Woman
King Stuart ...
Professor Houseman
Professor Myers
Gregg Goulet ...
Adam Renfree ...


Set in a fictional law school and written by a California attorney, the independent comedy feature The Socratic Method follows the exploits of three first-year law students as they stagger their way through the pressure cooker that is legal education in America. Terry King is a laid-back college graduate who applied for law school because he wanted to prolong the academic experience, never expecting that he would actually have to do work. Financial circumstances force him to become odd-couple roommates with Susan Walsh. Driven, organized, and efficient, Susan has planned on being a lawyer ever since she was eight years old. Rounding out the trio is Charles Johnson, a handsome, fast-talking hustler who is more concerned about learning the things that aren't taught in school. Charles gets more of an education than he bargained for when he agrees to work for a shady plaintiff attorney. Spanning the entire first semester of law school, from orientation through exam, The Socratic Method ... Written by Anonymous

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[first lines]
Title Card: In every sort of danger there are various ways of winning through, if one is ready to do and say anything whatever. - SOCRATES
Title Card: The problem with the legal profession is that 98% of its members give the rest a bad name. - ANONYMOUS
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A series of setups and punchlines
26 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The Socratic Method is a great rental (considering it never made it to theaters) and will provoke at least a couple laughs from the more intelligent viewers... a few extra if you're a little easier to please. Obviously written by a lawyer, it contains a series of vignettes with the main characters addressing various issues facing law students and young adults in the defining years of their lives. Overall, the film manages to develop a connection between the viewer and the characters, and despite a few amateurish interactions between first time actors keeps the attention of critical viewers. As a featured extra on the film, I hunted down the title on-line and had it shipped to me. I'm glad I did. The group of friends that watched it with me generally enjoyed it, and had good things to say during the credits. I must say, it was an honor working directly with Richard Riehle, whose resume reads like an extended novel and who's who of the character actor catalogue. I was disappointed to find that my name was not credited, but hey, that's the biz. Blake Rodrigo and Ketrina Coffey are two others on this film who don't get credit, despite their appearance... Ketrina having the line that made me laugh the loudest as one of the 'pickup girls.' Bottom line, you probably won't find this in the video store (believe me, I've tried) but if you order it, it will make a pleasant addition to your collection of obscure and enjoyable independent films.

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