Mystic River

Starring: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Lawrence Fishburne

Director: Clint Eastwood

Rating: 5/5

Rewatchability Index: 5/5

Three friends, Jimmy, Dave and Sean, grow up in the same neighbourhood. Dave gets kidnapped and held by two pedophiles for four days. The friends grow apart from then and the story catches up with them later in life. Jimmy has three daughters and runs his own store, Dave is also married and has a son. Jimmy and Dave still live in the same neighbourhood. Sean is now a police officer.

Circumstances conspire to bring the three friends together once more when Jimmy’s eldest daughter is murdered. Sean is the investigating officer for the case.

“Its funny how it took something like this for Jimmy and me to become friends again”, are Dave’s words to his wife who suspects Dave to have killed the girl.

Amazing performances, and a crisply told tale – Mystic River is a must watch.


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