Gone Baby Gone


It’s not been the easiest couple days, so tonight Tony offered to take the boys/kicked me out of the house, and after a happy hour browsing some downtown stores, I found myself buying a ticket for Gone Baby Gone, the new film directed by Ben Affleck.

Now, I was frankly too scared to see Mystic River, the last movie based on a Dennis Lehane novel, so it’s not like I thought this latest, about a child’s abduction, would make for a fun evening. But the reviews had intrigued me, and I thought it might be column fodder.

Well, the problem is, I can’t really write about it until every last one of you goes to see the movie. So go, now, watch the movie. It’s dark (of course), and subtle, and thought-provoking, and offers two of the best performances, by Casey Affleck, as an investigator, and Amy Ryan, as the child’s mother, I’ve seen in a while. It’s not going to give me nightmares, like I’d feared, but it is keeping me thinking.

So go, see the movie, and then let me know so that we can talk.

2 Comments

  1. alsmercer says:

    I’m glad to know you liked this movie Caroline! Dale and I had a rare movie date the other night decided to go to We Own The Night instead of Gone, Baby, Gone and it was a BIG mistake! (We walked out before the end!) I’ll be sure to check your blog for suggestions before our next movie date night…

  2. Violeta says:

    Great timing. Todd and I are planning a short series of actual dates (read: out of the house! wearing going out clothes! without kids!) before Majandra comes home and I was going to email you for movie suggestions. 🙂

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