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Gone Baby Gone (Blu-ray)

Released on 22 September 2008

Featuring: Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan & Morgan Freeman

Format: Blu-ray | Rating: 15 years & over

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Focusing on the disappearance of a young girl within a crime-saturated neighbourhood Gone Baby Gone is an urban mystery of failure that mixes high-wire suspense with vivid characters and provocative themes. This dark, hard-bitten, and powerful adaptation of Dennis Lehane's haunting and emotional crime novel Gone Baby Gone sees Ben Affleck, in his debut directorial role, produce an intense crime thriller that is constantly surprising and deeply compelling.

Dorchester, a tough district of Boston where the gritty, working class streets are lined with the wreckage of broken families and dreams, is home to private investigator Patrick Kenzie (Casey Affleck). With professional partner and girlfriend Angela (Michelle Monaghan), Patrick investigates minor criminal cases. Their approachable tone and familiarity with the neighbourhood enables them to talk to people the police cannot. When four-year-old Amanda McCready (Madeline O'Brien) is abducted from her bedroom after her drug addicted mother Helene (Amy Ryan) leaves her alone, the local police unit led by Capt. Jack Doyle (Morgan Freeman) and his ace detective Remy Bressant (Ed Harris) use all their resources to try and track the little girl down. With the police making no headway, Patrick and Angela are bought in by Amanda's proud and virtuous aunt Bea to start their own investigation. As Patrick and Angela delve further down a path in to the dark heart of the neighbourhood they uncover an intensifying web of sordid lies and a labyrinthine maze of class, corruption, evil and innocence.

With every clue or fact that is revealed, tension mounts and, much like Clint Eastwood's adaptation of Lehane's Mystic River, Gone Baby Gone packs an emotionally powerful punch that keeps you ultimately involved and unaware of what is around the corner. By opting for a cast that consists of established and confident actors like Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris paired with real-life, toughened Bostonians straight out of local pool-halls and clubs, Ben Affleck has managed to portray the tough, real feel of the streets of South Boston with natural grit and charm and has adapted Dennis Lehane's best-selling novel Gone Baby Gone in to a terrifying and intellectually engaging feature.
  • Thought-Provoking Extended Ending
  • Deleted Scenes With Optional Commentary By Writer/Director Ben Affleck And Writer Aaron Stockard
  • Going Home: Behind The Scenes With Ben Affleck
  • Capturing Authenticity: Casting Gone Baby Gone
  • Audio Commentary By Writer/Director Ben Affleck And Writer Aaron Stockard

customer Reviews

 Average rating (6 reviews)

 Awful film.

| | See all castigers2008's reviews (1)

I find it really hard to understand why this film has got such a good reputation, it's terrible. The acting is poor and the script would be non existent if it wasn't for the continues use of bad language. Now i'm not against bad language in films if it adds to the tension, but this film has it for the sake of it.

I switched this film off after 30 minutes as it was so bad, i did unfortunately watch the rest of it the day after, and i wish i hadn't it didn't get any better.

I am sure most will probably like it but for me it was awful, which is a disappointment as this could have been a really good film given different directions.

 Very Good

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Good Film, Interesting story, one that will divide people right down the middle, I didn't agree with the ending.
The twists and turns were very good and just about plausible
Casey Affleck's characters Morales and opinions of Right & Wrong are very grey in my opinion.
The cast was good Casey Affleck is at the beginning of a very promising career, his dialogue delivery is just awesome, Ed Harris was equally good, Michelle Monahan was adequate and Morgan Freeman was effective in a smaller role.
Respect to Ben Affleck for choosing an uncomfortable and risky debut for his first directorial effort, he did a fantastic job as a director and I hope he does well with it. I've never been a fan of Ben Affleck, but having seen him on top (Goodwill Hunting, Armageddon) and then the whole J-Lo phase (Gigli), then disappeared, then came back with agood ACTING performance in Hollywoodland and then directed this well received movie and is next to be seen opposite Russell Crowe in State of play. Well done to him, people don't get 2nd chances, they have to dig them out themselves.
Anyway Good Movie

 An unknown gem

| | See all BoyCharlie's reviews (23)

Directed by Ben Affleck?? It's actually a fantastic movie, but then with such a gripping storyline it could be directed by anyway. Both Afflecks do a top job as the story blends the missing child case, which seems uncomoftably close to home, police corruption and the ethics behind how the story comes to a compelling end. Without question 5*

 The best film of 2008!

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I am also mystified at the guy who gave this 1 out of 5. Great cast, Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, Morgan Freeman, also the guy out of Beverley Hills Cop 2 as Ed Harris's partner. Excellent story, a few twists, great acting. The book is written by Dennis Lehane who also wrote Mystic River, which is also a must see. Buy this now!

 Outstanding

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I have to admit that i din'nt have high hopes for this film but was totally wrong. This is one of those films that get the balance right between action and drama, a brilliantly entertaining thriller.
Definate 5 stars!!

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ActorsCasey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman & Ed Harris
DirectorBen Affleck
Certificate15 years and over
Year2007
ScreenWidescreen 1.85:1
LanguagesEnglish
Duration1 hour and 49 minutes (approx)