Monday, January 28, 2008

Mystic River by Clint Eastwood

The last time I saw Dave was 30 years ago, he got in a car
and it drove down this road

The ominous words of Jimmy (Sean Penn) resonate with us as Clint Eastwood's Boston based Mystery drama comes to a close. What we have just seen...expirienced goes beyond the conventions of the art of motion picture and pierces straigt to the heart. Captured from the first frame of the film, Eastwood proves that his 1992 masterpiece, Unforgiven, was no fluke (he'd repeat this proof twice more within the next three years). Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon lead what is probably the best single ensemble cast ever put together in a film.

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