Canterbury's Law

2008 NR 1 season

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Canterbury's Law

2008 NR 1 season
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Julianna Margulies stars in this drama as spirited attorney Elizabeth Canterbury, a woman who balances her desire to help others seek justice with her own ongoing struggle to deal with her son's unsolved disappearance.
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Summary of Season 1 (2008) - 2 discs

Julianna Margulies stars in this drama as spirited attorney Elizabeth Canterbury, a woman who balances her desire to help others seek justice with her own ongoing struggle to deal with her son's unsolved disappearance.
Format
DVD
Screen
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.78:1
Subtitles
Chinese Simplified, French, Korean, Thai
CC
No
Audio
English: Dolby Digital 5.1
Rating
NR - Not rated. This movie has not been rated by the MPAA.
age 15+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 15+
  • Julianna Margulies
  • Ben Shenkman
  • Keith Robinson
  • Trieste Dunn
  • Terry Kinney
  • Aidan Quinn
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Reviews

age 15+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this mature legal drama isn't intended for kids. The main character is a talented but flawed defense attorney who will do whatever it takes to defend her clients, even break the law. The show blurs the lines between right and wrong by presenting some of her iffy actions as being morally justified. She also engages in some self-destructive behavior -- like drinking heavily and having an affair -- in order to cope with the loss of her kidnapped son. There's lots of drinking and some strong language ("ass," "bitch"), as well as descriptions of sexual and violent behavior, including the murder of a child.

Sexual Content

Strong sexual innuendo. Characters kiss/make out, and Canterbury is occasionally shown in bed with her lover. Canterbury purposely wears low necklines and short skirts to sway juries. Discussions of topics like teen sex.

Violence

Frequent discussions of violent behavior, including murder. Canterbury gets punched in the face, resulting in a split lip. Her son Sam was kidnapped and has never been found.

Language

Language includes words like "hell," "ass," "damn," and "bitch."

Social Behavior

Canterbury engages in lots of self-destructive behavior to cope with her son's disappearance. She's committed to her clients, but her legal practices are sometimes unethical; the series often justifies these choices/actions as moral. Infidelity is a strong theme. The cast is primarily Caucasian; one principal character is African-American.

Consumerism

Canterbury's Porsche is consistently highlighted, but the actual brand name is rarely seen. Occasional visual and verbal references to various prestigious law schools, like Georgetown and Harvard.

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Visible consumption of alcohol, including wine, vodka, and other hard liquor. Canterbury frequently drinks and often becomes intoxicated.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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