Hank Palmer (Robert Downey Jr.) is a successful Chicago attorney. When his mother dies, He goes home to a small town in Indiana, and the family he has become estranged from. While he is still there, his father, Judge Joseph Parker, is accused of murder. Henry stays to defend him. Aside from the trial itself, the story focuses on their relationships. Downey and Duvall give Oscar worthy performances, and Vincent D'Onofrio is also very good as Hank's brother. The story highlights both the strength and fragility of family relationships, and the need for forgiveness.
I do recommend The Judge, but for adults, not children.
Content warnings include language, and a couple of crude moments (no nudity or sex scenes).