Saw another good movie this past weekend, thanks to Netflix. It's an adaptation of a Dennis LeHane book: Gone, Baby. Gone. It's a moralistic tale encased in crime that will leave you pondering for days: "What would I do in a similar situation?"
The setting is Dorchester, Boston's roughest, most blue-collar neighborhood. LeHane, a native to the area, writes down-to-earth, gritty, flawed characters. (He also wrote Mystic River, an equally excellent book and movie.) This film is directed by Ben Affleck, another Boston native, and stars his brother, Casey, as well as Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris. As an aside, Ben should give up acting and move full-time into directing. He's much, much better at the latter than the former. His brother Casey, on the other hand, is a pretty decent actor. Certainly better than Ben, anyway. Morgan Freeman is, of course, excellent as always. And so is Ed Harris.
If you want a movie that will stick with you and make you think, see this film. Out of five stars, four.