Mystic River (2003)

 


 

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Genre: Crime,Drama,Mystery,Thriller

Mystic River (2003)
   
Release Date: 15 October 2003 (USA)
Country: USA , Australia
Director: Clint Eastwood
Cast:
  • Sean Penn
  • Tim Robbins
  • Kevin Bacon
  • Laurence Fishburne
  • Marcia Gay Harden
  • Laura Linney
  • Kevin Chapman
  • Tom Guiry
  • Emmy Rossum
  • Spencer Treat Clark
  • Andrew Mackin
  • Adam Nelson
  • Robert Wahlberg
  • Jenny O'Hara
  • John Doman


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34 Responses to Mystic River (2003)

  1. FourStarBrand
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    To anyone who is good at analyzing little things in movies, I’m just curious if someone can tell me if there is anything significant about the sunglasses that Sean Penn’s character is wearing in Mystic River.

  2. rhandofgod
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    As the passenger in the car in the very beginning? That looked like him. Didn’t find anything on imdb. That whole scene was sketch. You think some flags would have been raised in the kids heads, but I guess they were really scared. Messed up stuff.

    "Just because the guys got a library card doesn’t make him Yoda"

  3. ndpemt
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    Let me first say this movie was great. Of course Clint Eastwood is the man. I really felt bad though for Dave. I guess some people have bad luck from birth and it follows them their whole life. I can’t imagine being kidnapped when little and molested for 4 days in some dungeon like basement. In the film and rightfully so he is haunted by those memories that never leave. It takes the cake when sean penn’s character killed him and didn’t believe him. Just felt bad for him.

    Side note: I think this was Tim Robbins best acting since Jacobs Ladder..

  4. andrewt109
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    i’m sure this has been brought up trillions of times, but i just really can’t get over how they would give the token black actor in this film such an ironic name. did clint eastwood do that on intention? if not, that was a pretty oblivious move.

  5. ucgrad
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    So I was looking forward to watching this so much as I love Clint Eastwood but man, this SUCKED! The plot was good up until we find out that the two random kids killed this girl? Two kids who are barely profiled in the movie? Two kids that really have NO MOTIVE????? WTF??????

    This movie is soooo overrated. I am sure this is due to Sean Penn…he can do no wrong in the eyes of Hollywood. Did he get the Oscar just for screaming "That is my daughter in there!!!"…over, and over and over again?

    Wow, what a total piece of sh*t!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. westinghouse
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    Penn, Bacon, and Robbins sounded horrible. Every time Lawrence Fishburne spoke I cringed. It was like watching Bill Russell imitating Robert Shaw from Jaws. I’ve been to Boston and never heard one black person with an accent like that. Ted Williams or Red Auerbach should have directed. Eastwood is from San Francisco so it figures he can’t get it right. Good film but horrible accents. Almost as bad as Dicaprio and Baldwin in The Departed. Only Wahlberg and Damon nailed that one, but it makes sense since they’re from there.

  7. rhennesey
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    When this film was released it was kind of a big deal. It was a strong Oscar contender, most critics were positive about the film and it probably would have won Best Picture had The Return of the King not be released in the same year. Mystic River is a strong film with powerful performances and a difficult story to watch. I think its one of the best American films of this decade. And despite all that I can’t help but think people have forgotten about it almost completely. Whenever I go to my favorite movie websites I always hear about the same old flicks, Pulp Fiction, The Dark Knight, 300, Transformers, Donnie Darko, Memento, Lord of the Rings, Star Wars and sequels and more remakes. I rarely ever hear about Mystic River. Its like the hype has died and people have calmed down.

    Thoughts?

  8. taknocks
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    Once I figured out that it was the brother that killed Katie, I thought for sure the reason was to stop her from taking Brendan away. His brother was the only person in the world he loved and it makes total sense for him to hate Katie.

    Saying it was an accident just seems cheap. Sure you could just figure that the kids said that to avoid as much trouble as possible, but someone should have at least hinted at it in the movie.

  9. dap9
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    Anyonce else notice that young Sean, looked like a young Sean Penn and young Jimmy liked like a young Kevin Bacon? They should’ve switched the child actors because now it seems like Jimmy went from being blonde with freckles to having jet black hair and Sean went from jet black hair to fair skinned with sandy hair. Anyone else ever notice that?

  10. mrut923
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    find it a little disturbing that Jimmy’s wife wants to get sexy with him and remarks "you could own this town" to the fact that he just killed a man? I was appalled at this. I know it’s just a movie but I found it horrifying. She went from a mourning mother to cold-blooded schemer. Gives me the shudders.

  11. noesasoplantila
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    Does the book explain what the relationship is between the relationship between the Kevin Bacon’s character and his runaway wife, the relationship between the Sean Penn’s character and his family and the whole story?

    Also does it give a clear explaination of the motive of the two younger brothers?

    What else stands out better than in the movie?

  12. JonieAuthor2b
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    Just watched this film for the first time on AMC today and, as well as unexpectedly perverse and disturbing, Linney’s (the "mother" of the murdered girl’s) little speech at the end used as foreplay with her husband was incredibly reminiscent of Lady Macbeth. Anyone else get that feeling? It made me want to clock her. It was so uncaring and cold.

    Is it wrong to assure a young girl that she’s ugly? I mean what’s wrong with not being pretty?

  13. s_i_d0_0
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    For me this movie had the saddest movie ever…

    My Top 3

    1.Mystic River

    2.Cold Mountain

    3.Million Dollar Baby

    Other noticeable movies with sad endings are…

    Letters from Iwo Jima

    Brokeback Mountain

    Titanic

    City Of Angels

    The Constant Gardner

    • T G
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      Watch Changeling and you’ll be adding that to your SAD list…..

  14. Abe_Raman
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    The first time I watched this, and during the first Sean Penn scene where the murdered-daughter character embraces him from behind and kisses him, I assumed that she was his girlfriend until she called him Daddy. Looking at the scene again I can see why I thought it, and I wonder whether it might be deliberate – consider also the reference to "sounding like someone’s father" (ie – theirs is not a standard father-daughter relationship etc) and the lascivious way they say "later" to each other at the scene’s end. And then the sinister and much-debated Laura Linney scene at the end of the film, where she calls Penn ‘the King’ and describes his intense love for his daughter/s – does this strike anyone as perverse as well as creepy? Because it did me the first time I saw it, and it does again now I’ve just bought the DVD cheap.

    I’ve no intention of reading the book, but is there a suggestion of incest in that? Even if there isn’t I still think it’s in the film. And if they didn’t mean it at all then they should have re-shot those scenes, because I’m not someone who looks for subtexts in films, and I’ve seen one in this.

    Pretty good film though.

  15. RustyShackleworth
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    From IMDB trivia:

    "Michael Keaton was originally cast as Sean Devine. He had done several script readings with the rest of the principal cast, and he had been doing research for the role with the Massachusetts State Police Department, and living in Boston for several weeks. A month before principal photography was to start, Keaton and director Clint Eastwood got into a huge argument, and Keaton left the project. A week later, Kevin Bacon was cast in the role."

    What evil drives the Car?http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TFWea3Eu97E

  16. BoycottSals
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    films that have plots which rely on fantastic coincidences.

    So Dave killed a molester the very same night that the girl was killed. Don’t be silly.

    -Somebody wake up Hicks-

  17. jdecker21
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    Who would like this garbage? It would’ve been fine, but the ending jacked it all up. What an awful movie! Why would anyone enjoy this filth? It isn’t happy. It isn’t satisfying. The vile characters all get away with it, rubbing it in our faces that they can do whatever they want, and pretty much everyone else is screwed. The cop getting his wife back was a pathetic attempt to make it a "happy ending." What was Eastwood thinking? He’s an idiot.

    GARBAGE!

    GARBAGE!

    GARBAGE!

  18. Scorsese_Eyebrows
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    she’s not in it much, but she revealed herself to be a proper bitch at the end. And it made me realise that everything she’s in, she annoyed the hell outta me.

  19. Jareth_kng
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    Personally. I put most of the blame with Celeste, Dave’s wife. My god was that woman jaded and confused. I believe that Dave’s fate was in her hands the entire time. If she had gone to the police, and not Jimmy…UGH.

    Part of her wanted him dead, I JUST KNOW IT. I mean what kind of human being walks up to a criminal and says "here are the keys to my house" and then cries when they’re robbed?

    What did she think Jimmym was going to do to him??

    Jimmy’s cold b**** was right when referring to Celeste and she says "What kind of wife says those things about her husband?"

    Extremely proud Slytherin here.

  20. alpacinocage
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    That cop knew that Jimmy had killed Dave at the end of the movie, why did he keep silent about it?! And even though, since Dave disappeared, police should also find some clues about his death, if so, then Jimmy is the suspect,and then they will get Jimmy sooner or later!

    Overall, good movie, but sloppy ending.

  21. phaphan32892-1
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    This is women annoy me in the movie, she was just a little too jumpy for my taste. I love this movie by the way.

  22. ajbaker3985-1
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    Wow just saw this moive for the first time last night, and was blown away.

    While its a totally different film , I think Clint was drawing a more detailed picture of the characters of The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly, and just like he does with his other movies (Unforgiven, Gran Tarnio) shows the realistic consequeses of being those people.

    You have Bacon’s character who is good, he was good as a boy, followed the rules and grew up to be a good cop.

    Sean Penn’s character is obvioulsy the bad, was a rebel as a boy, runs with thugs and has been in prison. He takes the law into his own hands.

    And Robin’s character represents the uglyness in life. Is he a good guy? No, but does that make him a bad person? He has been given the ugly *beep* life has to offer, whether or not he had choice. He couldn’t be bad or good even if he wanted to.

    The wives are all a reflection of thier husbands. The Ugly goes hand in hand with insanity. The Good is withdrawn the whole movie but in the end does whats right. The bad doesnt really reveal what she really is untill the end and you find out she is a monster.

  23. williecicci3
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    Sean Penn has a large mark on his neck that looks like either a large mole or a tattoo. Does anyone know what that is? Is it a prison tattoo?

  24. guzza
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    and what about the look she gave to celeste in the end? what did i miss?

  25. blues1234
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    involving murder and the cops trying to find it and come up with some strange results.. etc..??

    like gone baby gone, bone collector, etc.

    could you plz tell me few names.

  26. miz bell
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    A minor point- but how can three 19 yr olds order beers in a bar (and proceed to dance on it?

  27. astroraptor
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    What the hell were they thinking?

  28. Anonymous
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  29. bahez_designer
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    I’m totally confused, Why Dave admitted that he killed Katie. He didn’t kill her, What was that for telling jimmy "Yes, I did it"?

    Can somebody explain?

  30. L2thaRO
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    Did anyone else hate Celeste? I agreed with Jimmy’s wife at the end of the movie when she said "what kind of wife says those things about her husband?"

    i understand that she was scared but why would she go to jimmy with that information? what did she think jimmy was going to do? was she really that naive?

    she just really annoyed me. i didn’t feel sorry for her at all in the end. i only felt sorry for their son.

    "Buddy the Elf, what’s your favorite color?"

  31. j-curl
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    Kinda shocked that this nominated for Best Picture.

  32. hokeybunch-1
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    Saw Gone Baby Gone first and was blown away by the movie, acting, direction and screenplay. Was looking forward to Mystic River – same author, same locale, veteran director, accomplished actors. I was very disappointed in Mystic River – it just didn’t seem as good as Gone Baby Gone. I welcome comparisons/discussion of these two movies.

  33. DanteRussia
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    whats it about?

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