Mystic River (2003)

R   |    |  Crime, Drama, Mystery


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The lives of three men who were childhood friends are shattered when one of them has a family tragedy.


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24 August 2004 | egipson
Mystic River is a well acted and well directed American classic.
When I finally got to watch Mystic River, I was mesmerized by the acting of the ensemble cast. I watched this movie twice, alone and again with my husband. The content of the movie is relevant in any time frame. Upon watching it the second time I noticed "small" things that tied the movie and its characters together. Forgiveness, no I would not classify any of the characters as forgiving. It is very clear that Dave probably never receive counseling for the unspeakable crime done to him as a boy, Jimmy never really let go of his "on edge nerve" and Sean remains the responsible friend but not afraid to face life's messes. To watch a human drama unfold with such sad consequences and heavy retribution on one hand and little to no retribution on the other hand is a depiction that life is not always fair and some of us receive the bounty of life, while others get the smaller piece of pie.

This movie was well acted and well directed. I will never forget Sean Penn's portrayal of Jimmy in this star ensemble cast.

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Release Date:

15 October 2003

Language

English


Country of Origin

USA, Australia

Filming Locations

Massachusetts, USA

Box Office

Budget:

$25,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$640,815 12 October 2003

Gross USA:

$90,135,191

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$156,595,191

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