Saturday, March 1, 2008
Gone Baby Gone
This is the first movie I have scene with Casey Affleck (with the exception of a small role in Good Will Hunting) and who knew he was such a good actor. He's very watchable and real. I guess I am surprised since I find his brother Ben such a mediocre actor. Gone Baby Gone is based on a Dennis Lehane novel, who also wrote Mystic River, and bad actor Ben directs. Who knew? He can direct. The most interesting aspect of the movie, I think, is the crisis of conscience that the Casey Affleck's character struggles with. He feels guilty and talks about shame and remorse and tries to do the right thing when the right thing is difficult to ascertain.