Gone Baby Gone

Gone Baby Gone is an excellent film starring Casey Affleck, Ed Harris, and Morgan Freeman. It is a drama movie about two detective type people (played by Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan) who are hired to find a young girl that was recently kidnapped. It takes place in
Boston and it is a wonderful heart wrenching film that had me constantly thinking about what was going to happen next.

The two detectives are hired to help find the girl by the little girl’s aunt; they are hired by her because as they soon find out the mother is a drug addict who seems like she couldn’t care less about her child missing. We then learn that she had stolen some money earlier on and that the person she stole it from might have been the abductor of her child. Through several twists and turns Casey and Monaghan are paired up with Ed Harris and another officer to escort them across their investigation, although the chief, played by Morgan Freeman, does not exactly like that they are around and is not too optimistic on actually finding the child dead or alive.

The acting here is phenomenal, both Affleck and Monaghan shine in their performances although I feel that Monaghan’s character shows no true purpose until the very end of the film which is excellent so I will not spoil it here. Ed Harris and Morgan Freeman also do their respectable roles well and Freeman is so convincing that he is one of the main reasons I sat in the theater thinking about this movie at the end.

This movie was of course directed by Ben Affleck, who is Casey Affleck’s brother, and he does it very, very well. Ben Affleck might be a small eye sore when watching him on the screen but one cannot deny his artistic creativity when he’s behind the camera. Ben Affleck also helped write the screenplay to this film and I believe that this may lead to another Oscar for Ben.

Gone Baby Gone is an exceptionally well made movie with a great plot and I view it as one of the best movies I’ve seen all year. I highly recommend it to all fans of the drama genre though I must warn you that there is excessive language in the film but it’s rightfully there of course. The movie has its twists and turns, most of them are pretty good and unexpected, and overall I give this movie a perfect 5/5.