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Saturday, January 5, 2008

Gone Baby Gone

Q: What’s the movie about?

A: Private detective, Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck), gets hired to find a missing child, but the deeper he digs into his investigation, the more blurred the lines become between right and wrong.

Q: Who’s in the movie?

A: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, Amy Ryan, John Ashton, Amy Madigan, Titus Welliver

Q: Is this movie worth the price of admission?

A: PhotobucketGo! Right when it seems like the same old-same old, it takes a turn. And right when you think the turn is going in the wrong direction, you find out it's been taking you right where you wanted to go.

Q: Will this movie make me laugh?

A: If you've ever met a Mass-hole, you'll find the humor. If you haven't, you'll wonder what the hell I'm talking about.

Q: Will this movie make me cry?

A: No, but the ending is sad.

Q: Will this movie be up for any awards?

A: Ben Affleck is getting a lot of recognition in the Best Directing Debut category. And I finally know why everyone has been talking about Amy Ryan, and throwing Supporting Actress awards at her. I would be very surprised if she doesn't get hit in the face with an Oscar.

Q: How is the Acting?

A: Amy Ryan's performance is reminiscent of The Sopranos in that you can't wrap your head around the idea that this is an actor, and not a real person. On the other hand, I don't get why Michelle Monaghan gets so much work. Is she really pretty to look at? Is she especially talented? Is she sleeping with the right people? Whatever it is, I feel completely out of the loop. So if you know, please clue me in.

Q: How is the Directing?

A: For a first timer, Ben Affleck is pretty impressive. But where his acting experience really shows is in the casting. I'm not talking so much about the known actors, but rather the unknown ones, like Amy Ryan, Titus Welliver, Jill Quigg, and Bubba Rogowski (the latter two of which have no previous credits). Their performances are all so real, I couldn't stop wondering where he'd found them.

Q: How is the story/script?

A: Unconventional in a lot of ways. But not in ways that are annoying. It's simultaneously original and main stream, and it leaves you thinking about how sometimes doing what's right is wrong.

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1 comment:

Film-Book dot Com said...

Ben Affleck knocked the ball out of the park. This is a great piece of work. Great film.