movie thoughts: Gone Baby Gone

If you’re in the mood for mystery/suspense movie with solid performances from every member of the cast, Gone Baby Gone will satisfy your needs.

Patrick Kenzie and his partner/girlfriend Angie Gennaro are private investigators.  They have been in the business for awhile, working on missing persons cases.  When a little girl is kidnapped and the distraught family approaches them for help, Angie says she doesn’t want to take the case because she doesn’t want to find the little girl’s body in a dumpster, but Patrick doesn’t heed her advice and they find themselves dealing with professional and personal issues they had never encountered before.

Yeah, I’ll be honest.  When I saw that it was directed and co-written by Ben Affleck and starring Casey Affleck, I was a bit suspicious of its quality.  But this movie was very good.  It is based on a novel by Dennis Lehane, so they had a good solid foundation to start from.  Everyone in the movie does a great job.  The hardest part was getting used to the Boston accents, some more outrageous than others.  But the plot twists and turns, and the questions that the main character deals with about right and wrong make it a gripping movie.  Definitely check it out.

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