Thursday, October 7, 2010

MOVIE - The Town

Love the Boston/Charlestown setting - and the accents!
Realeased 0-17-2010
R (2:05)
10-7-10 at El Con with Ronnie
RT: 95 cag:87
Directed by Ben Affleck
Ben Affleck, Jon Hamm

This was a very entertaining movie. Throughout the whole thing you had no idea how it would end. The protagonist is also the bad guy...who wants to be a good guy. Apparently Charlestown, Mass. (site of Bunker Hill Monument, home of the U. S. S. Constitution) has a high number of bank robberies. Well, this movie is about a gang-of-four clever bank robbers, headed up by Ben Affleck and his trigger-happy-best-friend-since-childhood, played by Jeremy Renner.

Affleck becomes involved with the manager of the bank that he just held up. She was traumatized by the event, and of course you wonder what will happen when she discovers who he is - because you know that, of course, she will. And you watch his trigger-happy best friend easily kill and beat and maim. You see the hurt that Affleck has lived with since he was sick and his mother walked out on him, and sympathize when he visits his father (Chris Cooper) in Walpole State Prison. Edge of your seat suspense. Well woven together. Great casting. Fantastic (real) setting. Go Fenway Park! ! !

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