Sunday, November 18, 2007

Gone Baby Gone

Alright, I'm going to just lay this out there so you're not taken off guard and run out of the theatre. Affleck's directorial debut. I know, I know, but hear me out. It's actually really, really good. This flick, starring Casey Affleck, Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman is tense, gritty, emotional and very well done. Somehow you feel like you are there in the dirties parts of Boston and like the characters in the film, all you wanna do is clean things up. Gone Baby Gone is the story of a young guy and his girlfriend who've decided to start a private investigator firm that specializes in missing persons. But up until now all he's done is, as he puts it, people who get a little drunk during spring break and wander off. Suddenly he's approached about finding a missing girl that's in all the headlines. He takes the case and is soon in way over his head. The movie is dark, raw and at times very hard to watch. But it's one of the best movies I've ever seen on the subject of child abuse and neglect. Everyone seems to be saying they're acting in the best interest of the child and yet it's hard to decide, even by the end, if ANY of them actually are. This movies is suspenseful and tense and will certainly leaving you thinking.

Worth Watching (but do be warned it's a tough watch)

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