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Who's seen this movie?<br><br>
We watched in on Saturday night...what a great film. The story was convoluted and confusing (so was the book), but the Afflecks nailed Boston in a way I've never seen on film before. Those were real neighborhoods and real people. The places and streets look like that.<br>
Sure, it wasn't the fancy high-rent districts...but it's not what most of Boston is like anyway.<br><br>
And by and large...that's what people sound like too.<br><br>
I was very impressed.
 

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we watched it on Pay per View. The story line is good, but it's about missing children and corrupt cops. So it's not a walk in the park (or the Common <img alt="wink.gif" src="http://files.kickrunners.com/smilies/wink.gif"> ).<br><br>
And the language is pretty rough.
 

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OMG I was just going to post about this movie! We watched it last night. It was really good.<br>
I like movies that make you think. Okay sometimes I do.<br><br>
We had a great discussion afterwards. I don't know what I would have done to be doing the "right thing."
 

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I want to see this. Ben Affleck is likely a much better producer than actor. His brother, though, is a great actor. Thanks for the recommendation.
 

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Yes, I agree that one Affleck belongs behind the camera, the other in front.<br><br>
On an emotional level, I had a really hard time with this movie. Really really hard time.
 

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From the title, I thought you were going to say that you were not going to be posting anymore. Gladly, that's not the case.<br><br>
Oh, I have not seen the movie. It is, however, on my list.
 

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We liked it - although imo the movie should have ended about 3/4 of the way through. I think they went a little too far in the end (I won't give details as I don't want to spoil anything for anyone)... I get what they were trying to do/say, but I think it would have been powerful enough without going that extra step.<br><br>
It seemed more along the lines of a European film than an American film, and I mean that in the most complimentary way. Didn't hit you over the head but made its points very effectively. And felt very real.
 

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This was a powerful movie based on a powerful and disturbing book, I thoroughly enjoyed both.<br>
While he was on an ancillary character, I wished they could have fleshed out Bubba a little more.
 

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no but there were moments when I almost wished there were...I'm a native Masshole.
 
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