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.”
What Did I Learn?: You really don’t want to be on Sean Penn’s bad side.
You Might Like This Movie If: You love Clint Eastwood's movies, but you’d rather not see him on the screen.
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.