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Sunday, May 11, 2008

Gone Baby Gone

I saw the movie Gone Baby Gone on DVD tonight. It has one, and only one, amazing stunt - and it lands the character who did it in the hospital. A good guy kills a bad guy and feels terrible about it afterward. Just about all the characters look like real people instead of Beautiful People - including the two good-looking young leads; their hairstyles and wardrobe make them One Of Us. These small tokens of respect to the intelligence of the audience by themselves make the movie worth watching.

The most interesting thing about Gone Baby Gone, however, is the moral dimension, but to even come close to describing what it is, means giving some of the key plot developments away to those who haven't seen the movie. I will just say that I came away impressed - more impressed than with several films that garnered even more acclaim in 2007.

Congratulations to Ben Affleck for his debut as a director.

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