PAIN AND SUFFERING is a dark comedy focusing on dysfunction in personal injury law. It's the story of LENNY ROSEN, a struggling personal injury attorney, whose biggest goal is to get into the "Million Dollar Club", which means a winning verdict of at least a million dollars. One day, his boss, BERNIE BROOME, gives him a case that everyone else thinks is a stinker, but Lenny is convinced will get him into the Million Dollar Club. The case involves a teenager, JUAN, who was run over by a school bus and literally had part of his ass ripped off. No one wants to take responsibility - not the NY Board of Education, not the Transit Authority. Everyone blames Juan himself, until Lenny takes on the Sisyphean task of prosecuting and advocating for Juan. At the same time, LENNY has to juggle his insane, domineering GRANDPARENTS and his desperate-for-commitment girlfriend, ABBY. Ultimately, LENNY realizes that helping JUAN, a kid who is totally lost in the system and has no one looking out for ...
Heidi C. Bordogna