Icarus was a test pilot (galwithglasses) wrote,
Icarus was a test pilot

The Town (may be spoilers)

On Saturday, I got to see The Town, the latest movie directed by Ben Affleck (he acts in it also).  It follows a group of bank robbers from Charlestown, Massachusetts who are following their fathers in the family business. I really liked it.  It was gritty and intense.  It's the first movie I've seen in a while where I couldn't tell how it would end.  It was even kind of tough to pick out the guy to root for.  The acting was top notch from the leads right on down to folks with small but important parts.  It was cool to see a couple of actors that I recognized from other places. Pete Postlethwaite plays a truly despicable man making Obediah Hakeswell (Sharpe) seem like a good candidate for a lunch date.  Chris Cooper is awesome as always as the father of Ben Affleck's character.  He does worn-out, flawed fathers so well.  Titus Welliver (hi War) shows up as an FBI guy with ties to the Charlestown community.  It's always good to see Boston with all it's facets in a movie.  Fenway Park!
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