And another car thief, whom he competed with before wants to get the Calitri job, and is telling Memphis to back off, but he won't. When I went into the theater to see Gone Baby Gone, Casey Affleck was not what I pictured when I read Dennis Lehane's Patrick Kenzie novels. Gone Baby Gone manages both, and wraps it up in a hard-hitting detective story that serves as much to satisfy the baser urges of bar fights and gun play, as it does tackling bigger issues. As far as the story goes I'd never spoil it for you but it's complex, not confusing. When his brother, Memphis, once a great car thief, who retired a few years ago, learns of this, he comes back to town to see if he can help his brother.
Taking an example from another actor turned director, a little independent man named Clint Eastwood, he decided to adapt a novel written by Mystic River author Dennis Lehane. Private Investigators Patrick Kenzie Affleck and Angie Gennaro Monaghan are hired to find missing child Amanda McCready Madeline O'Brien. Police Captain Doyle indicates Kenzie a phone transcript of the medication ruler setting up a trade for Amanda. And seeing movies pleases me a lot, so much that I see almost everything, good, regular, bad and really baaaad. However a revelation Kenzie makes during this conversation leads us into an even darker world of corruption within the police, back to the victims of the original crime and a lesson that sometimes the most morally righteous can people can do terrifying things if they believe it is for the greater good.
Genre: , , Stars: , , Director: Dominic Sena Country: Rating: 7. Watching Affleck's expression and the pain in his eyes is truly gutwrenching. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. A deeply disturbing and thoroughly engaging picture that is sure to stay on my mind for days. But this is all told a rewarding piece of adult cinema and recommended for sure.
The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart. On the surface, Gone Baby Gone tells the story of a missing child and the two private investigators who are hired to find her. As great as it was you could tell people were acting. And a cop who hounded him, upon learning of his return, is keeping an eye on him. This year he came back, but instead of taking the spotlight by starring in a film, he went behind the scenes and opted to direct his first feature film. Skipper Doyle, whose claim little girl was additionally slaughtered years prior, assumes liability and goes into early retirement.
Awards: Nominated for 1 Oscar. So lousy that if you're a good person you just don't know what can be done anymore. Gone Baby Gone is a tough and gritty movie about a child abduction and the lives it destroys. And anyone who ever liked Ben Affleck even for half a second. One thing I do feel comfortable revealing, however, is that this movie comes about as close as any can to being a bonafide lock come Academy Award time. There's no clear twist ending to give away, but rather a layered story that unfolds like a Russian stacking doll with a moral dilemma at its core. Ben Affleck has come back strong to the Hollywood scene by avoiding public humiliation and realizing that the film would be miles superior if he directed instead of starred in it.
So Memphis has to assemble his old crew, and he has to do the job in a few days. Put it high on your movie going list. Now the man who hired him, Raymond Calitri, wants his head. The only thing that will appease Calitri is if the order is fulfilled. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live.
He finds moral corruption, again 'for the greater good', in the most unexpected place and is led to one of the most arduous and unimaginable decisions I've ever seen put on film. It stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman, John Ashton and Amy Ryan. With each new story comes depth and disturbance from the characters and overall plot, so one can easily ignore this very minuscule flaw. Monaghan is a fine actress but she is hard to take here in a street wise role, though with a nicely cast Casey Affleck dominating their scenes she gets away with it. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart. All of the above is for promotional purposes only and Radio Links Hollywood and www.
It's also one of those rare movies in which it can easily be said that the less you know about the story going in, the richer the experience. The best detective movie I've seen in a while. You can see the end coming a little too early in the movie, but it's still fascinating watching Kenzie slog through a lot of awful stuff before you get there. In an act of high tension and in the face of an ultimate evil, Kenzie makes a decision that he immediately regrets and is the first time he really matures in the film and falls into a moral crisis as he witnesses the true personalities of those around him and re-evaluates everything in his life. This is no slight to Ben, however. There is a lot going on and it's so real.
In his decision we eventually see that even in the most emotionally straining situations and no matter how much they say they will, people never change. In deciding who to play the leading role of the intelligent, reserved, moral and slightly naive Patrick Kenzie, Ben looked no further than his brother Casey. This means that in order to keep up with my statement of seeing almost everything I go to see movies a minimum of five and a maximum of seven days per week, and some days I attend several movies this is not an exaggeration , meaning that I do get to see 250 to 300+ movies every year. Music is by Harry Gregson Williams and cinematography by John Toll. People who want to come out of a movie thinking about what they just saw. There are two clear cut endings, but the film picks back up afterwards on the road to the final conclusion. The story is so strong it makes us the viewers part of the search for missing Amanda, which in turn forces us to answer the ethical quandaries thrust upon Patrick Kenzie.
He should be very proud of this movie. Such is the case with Gone Baby Gone. I don't know what's happened in this area but people have become so lousy. By then, Remy enters the bar and stages a theft while wearing a latex cover and holding a shotgun. Description When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. Initially this may seem like a bad idea with lots of sibling tension on the set, but the decision couldn't have been a better one. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart.