Gone Baby Gone is an interesting crime
thriller that revolves around the apparent kidnapping of a four year
old girl from her mother's apartment in Boston. As the police are
unable to find this girl, the child's uncle decides to hire a pair
of private detectives who eventually get drawn into a dark
underworld that may prove something more sinister is at work here in
this entertaining film.
Gone Baby Gone is based on the novel by
Dennis Lehane (author of Mystic River) with Ben Affleck assisting in
co-writing this gripping crime thriller that almost has as noire
sense to its creation. Even though Affleck may not be on par with
his brothers acting, he still performs quite admirably in the film.
The star of the movie is Michelle Monaghan who truly created some
memorable appearances that also features a great supporting cast
that include Morgan Freeman as Captain Jack Doyle and Ed Harris who
is always a pleasure to watch. As characters motives are questioned
in Gone Baby Gone, the creators have truly put a unique twist to
this almost clichéd thriller.
Featuring 16:9 enhanced widescreen with
clean pictures and vibrant colour, Gone Baby Gone is a true
cinematic experience that is matched nicely with its Dolby Digital
5.1 soundtrack. Some interesting special features with a great
alternate ending truly makes Gone Baby Gone one of the better crime
thrillers of the year.
Definitely one to watch!
Going Home: Behind the Scenes with Ben Affleck
Capturing Authenticity: Casting GONE BABY GONE
Deleted Scenes with optional commentary