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Nothing much ever happened when they were kids growing up in a rough section of Boston. That is, until Dave was forced to take the ride that would change all of their lives forever. Twenty-five years later, the three find themselves thrust back together by another life altering event - the murder of Jimmy's 19-year-old daughter.
Drama - This is a dark, slow-moving drama geared toward adult audiences.
Those looking for action won't find it here. Subject matter makes
the film inappropriate for youngsters, who would be bored, anyhow.
PROFANITY: Over 30 F-words, 15 S-words, 3 GD's, many others. SEX/NUDITY: None. VIOLENCE: Bloody beatings and stabbings. DRUGS/ALCOHOL: Alcohol and tobacco use, some by teens. ACTION: None. COMEDY: None.
OPINION OVERVIEW The following is the original "What's Worth
Watching" write-up for this movie.
The first thing I noticed is the relatively few "Fantastic" opinions from the adults. Most of these opinions are in the "Excellent" to "Very Good" range. This indicates a movie that most will enjoy very much, but few will think is great.
Unfortunately, there are quite a few opinions of "Good" and lower, especially from the ladies, which obviously isn't too good. So, this movie is a bit of a gamble for the ladies. If you will read the detailed opinions you may be able to better determine if this is a movie you will enjoy.
Cinema Review Prediction: (before moviegoer opinions are collected)
Sorry, we were not given an advance screening of this movie.
When they were kids growing up together in a rough section of
Boston, Jimmy Markum (SEAN PENN), Dave Boyle (TIM ROBBINS) and Sean Devine
(KEVIN BACON) spent their days playing stickball on the street, the way most
boys did in their blue-collar neighborhood of East Buckingham. Nothing much ever
happened in their neighborhood. That is, until Dave was forced to take the ride
that would change all of their lives forever.
Twenty-five years later, the three find themselves thrust
back together by another life altering event - the murder of Jimmy's
19-year-old daughter. Now a cop, Sean is assigned to the case and he and his
partner (LAURENCE FISHBURNE) are charged with unraveling the seemingly senseless
crime. They must also stay one step ahead of Jimmy, a man driven by an all
consuming rage to find his daughter's killer.
Connected to the crime by a series of circumstances, Dave is
forced to confront the demons of his own past. Demons that threaten to destroy
his marriage and any hope he may have for a future. As the investigation
tightens around these three friends, an ominous story unfolds that revolves
around friendship, family and innocence lost too soon.