Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby Gone

Streaming Video - 2007
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When two private detectives are hired to take a closer look into the mysterious disappearance of a little girl, they unravel a multitude of twists and turns where nothing is what it seems. Ultimately they must risk everything in the search to find her.
Publisher: [United States] : Miramax, 2007
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Characteristics: streaming video file(1 video file (approximately 114 min.)) : sd., col
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Nursebob
Nov 21, 2018

Taken from Dennis Lehane’s novel, Ben Affleck’s directorial debut is a gripping thriller set in the underside of Boston with a pitch perfect cast (the background faces are all locals) and a serpentine plot which challenges your sense of morality with every dark twist and loop. Just as you think you know what happened—and what needs to be done—he pulls the rug out yet again forcing you to reexamine your own convictions with everything from crooked cops to underworld gangsters muddying the waters. Unfortunately the film is sometimes a little too clever for its own good, asking you to jump over narrative gaps and stretch your disbelief lest you dwell too much on its few illogical plot devices. But Casey Affleck’s portrayal of an ethically torn everyman bewildered by the mixed messages coming from his partner-lover, the police, the little girl’s family, and a mass media hungry for the next big headline, is spot on in an underplayed performance he would later revise with greater effect in "Manchester by the Sea". And, of course, screen mainstay Morgan Freeman provides the calm centre to a story wracked with emotional turbulence. You may or may not agree with the final resolution, but such is Ben Affleck’s skill that he will have you second-guessing yourself all the way home.

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duanetucker
Jan 19, 2018

A decent feel-bad film ruined by some truly twisted moralizing. A sense of moral relativism -- morality is determined by circumstance not absolutes -- would have gone a long way to making the ending more palatable. As it was it was preposterous and more than a little repulsive.

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mikeedm
Dec 15, 2017

This was a really good movie. I had never heard of it so I was pleasantly surprised.

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21221018293347
Sep 23, 2017

Very intricate story line. Very good acting by Casey Affleck. Thank goodness for rewind on the DVD. There are subtle statements/scenes which I had to go back to in order to follow or clarify what was said or done. A very well done 'who done it'. Intricate plot lines that intertwine as the real story slowly unfolds. An ending with an unexpected twist.

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uugene
Jun 08, 2016

Strong and deep.

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carol507
May 10, 2016

Too much f---- language!!!

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garycornell
Dec 29, 2015

Can't recommend "Gone Baby Gone" more than the other KCLS patrons already have stated. The surprising story a real kidnapping of a 4 year old young girl in Boston. The family tries to work through both the police and private detectives. The film is suspenseful throughout and the ending will certainly surprise you!

mcmurray777 Oct 20, 2015

Let me say right off the bat that Gone Baby Gone has an intricate plot. If you don't have the intelligence to follow anything more than a 30 minute sitcom, then stay away from this movie. It's set in a tough, gritty section of Boston, highlighting all the negatives that reside there, so if you are repulsed by raw language and questionable morals, then this movie is not for you. For the rest of you, this is a pretty good movie.

Yes, Casey Affleck has that same kind of half-asleep acting quality as his brother Ben, but it's the plot that drives this movie. The first hour centers on the rescue of a missing daughter of a local drug addict, wonderfully played by Amy Ryan (Holy, of The Office). The next half hour develops around another missing boy. The final half hour wraps everything up. Will you agree with the outcome? That's the big question surrounding the movie: morals- when different people have different morals and all are good, who's morals should outweigh the others?

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slarsen
Jul 23, 2015

I am so disappointed! The description for this movie sounded like it had all the elements for a great movie. Unfortunately even though it had a premium cast, and a good plot, it just didn't develop. The violence and gory graphics seemed to be presented like a gift to the viewer to make up for having no substance, and even that was poorly done.

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cmarie20
Apr 26, 2015

mush mouths - missed half the dialog - Casey Affleck is about as effective as a sweat sock - filthy language - don't waste your time

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Aug 07, 2011

Violence: This title contains Violence.

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Coarse Language: This title contains Coarse Language.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally. Based on the Dennis Lehane novel.

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bdls206
Aug 07, 2011

Detective Remy Bressant: Kids forgive, they don't judge, they turn the other cheek, and what do they get for it?

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