Friday, May 8, 2015

Gone Baby Gone (2007)

IMDb plot summary: Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.
Directed by Ben Affleck. Starring Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, and Ed Harris.

This is a pretty impressive movie, and quite a debut for Ben Affleck. Everything about this movie just *works*, from the dialogue to the acting to how the plot unfolds. A lot of crime movies feel like they're all retelling the same basic story, and there's nothing compelling about them at all. This is not that. This story is human to the core, and it's really well done. I don't have a lot else to say about this one because I'm still thinking about it, but it's more than a little surprising to me that the only Oscar nom this got was for Amy Ryan (though she certainly deserved it). I'm glad it's gained the recognition it has.

4 stars.

How it entered my Flickchart:
Gone Baby Gone > Red Eye
Gone Baby Gone < Eat Pray Love
Gone Baby Gone > Crazy Heart
Gone Baby Gone > New York, New York
Gone Baby Gone > Auntie Mame
Gone Baby Gone > Zoolander
Gone Baby Gone > Atonement
Gone Baby Gone > Brazil
Gone Baby Gone < A Clockwork Orange
Gone Baby Gone > Sleeping Beauty
Final spot: #595 out of 2356.

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