Gone Baby Gone

This movie stars Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris.  It is rated R and is one hour fifty-four minutes long.  It was directed by Ben Affleck in his Debut, and now I think he has a lot to live up to because I thought this movie was quite well done.

 This movie is about a young girl named Amanda who goes missing from her home.  Her mother is a crack head who wasn’t really taking care of her in the first place.  Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan play two private detective who specialize in finding “missing people”.  They are contacted by the aunt to help in the search for the girl.  Through many twists and turns things don’t go as planned.  The search ends with at least one person dead, and a variety of unanswered questions left behind.  Casey Afflecks character can’t let the events that happened go and uncovers a secret that no one was meant to find out.  In the process he finds a child molester and realizes that he has to make some difficult choices, choices he might now be prepared to make.

I liked this movie because it was well acted and well directed.  The script seemed to have been well written, and I found myself really interested in what was going to happen to the characters involved.  the action is slow, and that leads this movie to be more of a Drama than a Thriller, and it was surprisingly violent, even though there wasn’t a lot of what people see today when they go to the movies – blood and gore. 

The only thing that really bothered me about this movie was the character played by Michelle Monaghan.  Her character in the beginning doesn’t want to get involved, then she becomes so passionate that she can’t stop and finds herself totally upset, yet when she learns the truth she doesn’t get angry.  I would have though she would have gotten angry because she had been lied to and had been distressed about the outcome of the situation.

This movie was somewhat slow, but that didn’t make it feel like a long movie.  It was a pretty good movie and I reccomend it to anyone.  You might even walk out of it feeling like I did.  Questioning what was the right choice and who was the bad guy?

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