Monday, April 07, 2008

Gone, baby, gone

We Netflix. However, it seems like we have overfished the Netflix waters, and rarely do we rent a movie that is really interesting now...but last night we watched: Gone, Baby, Gone.

First of all, I definitely think that Ben Affleck is a better director than actor...and his brother Casey is a pretty good actor.

The casting was marvelous. I mean, people were extremely ordinary and normal looking (read: occasionally even pretty ugly, but in a natural way, not in a Hollywood trying to make someone look ugly and dirty way) in this movie.

The dialogue was pretty realistic too, in fact, we actually had to turn on the closed captioning, because there was so much mumbling and Boston accent that we couldn't really catch everything at the beginning.

The ending is pretty controversial, and not the way most movies would end. And it's interesting how the main character accepts his fate. I don't want to give the ending away, but it really is the kind of movie that you want to discuss about with other people. Now, I am not going to flat-out say this movie is a great movie and reccomend it to everyone, but it isn't a complete waste of time and it does leave you thinking. So if you have overfished the DVD rental waters too, this might be a good one to try out.


Blogger Stacy Kaye said...

We haven't seen that one yet, we'll have to check it out!

9:48 PM  
Blogger MQ said...

someone else recommended it to me as well, but prepared me for a less than happy ending...I'm going to watch it.

4:44 AM  

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