Sunday, October 16, 2011

Mystic River (2004)

Synopsis: Little boy gets into the wrong car. Years later, Tim Robbins and Sean Penn attempt to out-crazy each other.

Blurb From the VHS Jacket: “A vivid whodunit. A taut police procedural. A probing look at the heart’s darkness. The river has many depths. Let it wash over you.”

Really?: Dave’s wife suspects he might have killed Jimmy’s daughter. For reasons unknown, she tells Jimmy (who happens to be mobbed-up to the yin-yang, by the way) all about their personal problems and about some mysterious wounds he received on the night of the murder. What did she think was going to happen next?

Rating:  Glum and slow-moving, Mystic River is beautifully filmed, and loaded with powerful performances. 8.5/10 stars.

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