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Ben Affleck: A Movie-By-Movie Guide
The good, the bad and the Gigli

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Ben Affleck: A Movie-By-Movie Guide  | Gone Baby Gone (2007)
Gone Baby Gone (2007)

Steering his brother Casey into darker terrority as a P.I. on the case of a missing four year-old and floundering way out of his depth, Ben Affleck completed his rehabilitation by directing a sombre, gloss-free procedural that, thanks to his taut direction, grips from the get-go. He shared scripting duties with writing partner Aaron Stockhard (his Beantime pal and collaborator on Good Will Hunting) and injects Dennis Lehane’s novel with his own experience of south Boston’s blue-collar tenements. Uncomfortable parallels with the Madeleine McCann case gave the film extra resonance on this side of the pond – and pushed back its release – but the twists keep you guessing and make this more than worth a look. One to make Mama Affleck glow with pride.
 

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Quality feature - well worth it just for the last page - I'd never seen either of those two clips. Handsome Men Club was funny, and it was interesting to see all the cameos. However, The "Ben Affleck" video had me in stitches - I don't know how long this has been kicking around the internet, but it's been long time since I've seen something that has had me laughing so much it hurt ! I had to watch it again just to try and spot all the cameos in it.   The fact that Affleck is willing to send himself up like this grants him a lot of respect from me (not that I imagine that matters sp; Top class! More

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