Essay about Andrew Beckett 's The Law Firm

1516 Words Apr 3rd, 2016 7 Pages
Andrew Beckett is a handsome, self-assured hotshot law graduate from Penn. He is on a fast track to partnership at his law firm. But he 's hiding a dark secret from his self-satisfied employers, he 's HIV-positive. When he gets fired while battling AIDS he decides to file a lawsuit. He is shown as warmhearted and cares much for his family who, especially his boyfriend Miguel and his mother Sarah, are extraordinarily supportive during the case. He plans to sue the law firm from which he was fired and seeks representation from Joe Miller, played by Denzel Washington. Andrew Beckett is portrayed as being as emotionally-healthy as an individual harboring a deeply personal secret can be, especially when immersed in a culturally austere environment in which conservative values with regard to sexual orientation can be overtly hostile. As the film opens, Andy is shown as being a fully-accepted member of the team, vested with responsibility for important and potentially lucrative assignments. He is also shown as a decent individual in a loving healthy relationship
At first he 's reluctant to help him in suing Wyant, Wheeler mostly because of his bias ' against gay people. He 'd rather sue the city on behalf of people who have gone out of their way to bruise their ankles on municipal property than break new legal ground by equating workers with AIDS and those with other disabilities. But while Beckett and Miller prepare their case, they form a surprisingly deep bond and he starts…

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