Wednesday, October 17, 2007
Everyone wants the truth, until they find it.
Gone Baby Gone which premieres this weekend is Ben Affleck's directorial debut. It is the fourth in a series of detective/mystery novels written by Dennis Lehane and featuring private detectives, Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. It takes place in the Dorchester section of Boston, a working class neighborhood. They are hired to find a missing child who was taken from her apartment after being left alone by her mother. They are thrown into the world of pedophiles, drug dealers and corrupt policemen. Before the end of the book, they must make a decision which could end their personal and professional relationship. The world portrayed in this novel is cruel, violent and complicated. As in all his novels there are moral questions about social and personal responsibility to ponder. The Patrick Kenzie character is played by Casey Affleck in the movie and he is exactly as I pictured Patrick.