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Gone Baby Gone
Release date: 10-09-2008
A few years ago Ben Affleck was on top of the world, but a few dodgy movie choices (Gigli, Surviving Christmas) and that relationship with Jennifer Lopez saw his star fade in Hollywood. However it’s not all bad, as it’s hard to believe he would have made Gone Baby Gone if he was still Mr. A-List. Affleck directs a grim tale of two private detectives (played by little bro’ Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan) on a case to find a kidnapped 4-year-old girl. The key lies with the girl’s mother, Helene (Amy Ryan), who’s drug addicted and possibly the world’s worst mum. Throw in some concerned police (including Morgan Freeman and Ed Harris), and you’ve got the makings of a sharp, if downbeat thriller. Affleck shows amazing skills, despite this being his debut picture as a director; maybe his future career belongs behind the camera instead of in front?
Rating Duration Genre
MA15+ 114 minutes Thriller/Drama
Starring
  Casey Affleck, Michelle Monaghan, Morgan Freeman, Ed Harris, John Ashton, Amy Ryan, Amy Madigan