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    Ok ... its time for the second proper review from me in this thread:

    Mystic River (2003)

    Directed by - Clint Eastwood
    Written by -
    Novel: Dennis Lehane
    Screenplay: Brian Helgeland
    Starring - Sean Penn
    Tim Robbins
    Kevin Bacon
    Laurence Fishburne
    Marcia Gay Harden

    Awards: Won 2 Oscars. Another 41 wins & 64 nominations

    Genre: Crime | Drama | Mystery | Thriller

    Childhood friends Jimmy Markum (Penn), Sean Devine (Bacon) and Dave Boyle (Robbins) reunite following the death of Jimmy's oldest daughter, Katie (Rossum). Sean's a police detective on the case, gathering difficult and disturbing evidence; he's also tasked with handling Jimmy's rage and need for retribution.

    During a summer in 1975, Dave Boyle and two friends, Jimmy and Sean, are playing on a sidewalk in Boston when Dave is abducted by two men and subjected to sexual abuse over a period of several days. Eventually escaping, but haunted into adulthood by his trauma, Dave becomes a primary suspect when Jimmy's daughter, Katie, is found murdered. Sean, assigned to investigate the crime, finds himself facing both demons from the past and demons in the present as the circumstances surrounding Katie's death are uncovered.

    Summer, 1975: in a tight blue-collar Boston neighborhood, three kids are playing when one is abducted and sexually abused for several days. Jump ahead: the victim, Dave, is haunted by memories and protective of his own son. Jimmy's an ex-con, father of three. Sean is a homicide detective, estranged from his pregnant wife. When Jimmy's teen daughter dies, Sean investigates, Dave's a suspect, and Jimmy vows to find the killer before the cops. The dead girl has a boyfriend whose long-missing father has a history with Jimmy. The boyfriend's a suspect, and when ballistics turns up a link to a gun owned by the young man's father, the case breaks. In the background, wives move events along.
    source: imdb - the link is provided at the top of the post

    my comments:

    A masterpiece. A pure powerhouse entertainment. Performances are top notch. The story fits perfect. The irony makes the story work. This is a stormy thriller made on the foundations of family, friendship and an innocence forgotten and lost. I wasnt really happy with the ending because I guessed it almost correctly, but thats just me.

    Plz take some Time to Rate this Thread if You Like it
    Last edited by saurav_k; 29th January 2009 at 08:50 PM.

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