Friday, November 9

Gone but not forgotten

J.R. and I went to see Gone Baby Gone tonight, and I can't get it out of my head. I wouldn't exactly call it haunting, but it's close. And definitely troubling. I don't want to give anything away, but there's some interesting moral ambiguity in the movie that, while I commend Affleck for including it, makes for an uneasy (but true) ending to the film.

Now my love for Ben Affleck is certainly not new to readers of this blog, but I have to give much love to Casey now, too. He was fabulous in this movie and really served as its heart. His "better half" was played with no fanfare by Michelle Monaghan, whose role was never really developed. Plus, I can't get over her as the annoying chick from Young Americans, so there you go. Bygones. Boston was also a star in this movie, so I spent a significant amount of time noting places I know and missing the city, as well as relishing some well-done Boston accents. I can't say I enjoyed the film, exactly, but I am glad I saw it, and I know I'll be thinking about it for awhile.

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