Jimmy. Dave. Sean. Friends who grew up in working-class Boston, they drift apart after a terrible tragedy. Years later, brutal events reconnect them. Jimmy's 19-year-old daughter is coldly murdered. Dave is a suspect. And Sean, now a cop, scrambles to solve the crime before volatile Jimmy takes the law into his own hands.
- Mystic River review by ciml
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Sean Penn and Tim Robbins soundly deserved their Oscars for their roles in this long, compelling story of childhood demons resurfacing in adulthood. Clint Eastwood directs this film with typical attention to detail, creating a strong sense of reality that at times can be hard to bear.
Got to admit I'd never heard of this before I came across it here and what an excellent movie! A story that keeps you enthralled from start to finish and moves along at a good pace. Great performances from Tim Robbins, Sean Penn and Kevin Bacon - in fact the whole cast should be proud of their performances in this one. You really should see this movie, it really is that good.
After the abduction it keeps getting grimmer. A man with a huge problem in his psychological past has a wife who becomes so suspicious of him that she sets him up to get abducted again by some Mafia style thugs. The film explores some seedy and unpleasant sides of Boston life. Larger than life detectives carry the plot. I hope you can tell, I found it morbidly gripping but ultimately it left a dirty feeling.