Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Movie Night #23

  • Synopsis: Patrick Kenzie, a private investigator from working-class Boston takes on a case involving a kidnapped girl. The girl's aunt begs Patrick to take the case because he has connections to criminal Boston that the police do not. He agrees and along with his partner, Angie Gennaro, they uncover a web of corruption that threatens the relationship between the two. (from Blockbuster.com)
  • Sounds like a typical cop/detective movie. What's so special about it? Casey Affleck, for one. Ben's baby brother had a great year in 2007 when he had this movie, OCEAN'S 13, and THE ASSASSINATION OF JESSE JAMES BY THE COWARD ROBERT FORD come out. (He was nominated for an Oscar for that last movie, but lost to Javier Bardem for NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN.) He's become one of my favorite actors recently, and he gives a great performance here.
  • Anything else? Yeah, how about Ben Affleck's direction? Who knew he could direct?! Frankly, and you'll probably agree with me, I'd rather see him do more directing than acting, if he can make more films as good as this one (his debut).
  • When: 5/16, 8:00PM

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