Early Review for Ben Affleck's The Town
09.10.10 by REELZ
Ben Affleck's latest directorial effort, The Town, is a Boston-based crime drama. Affleck also stars in the movie as a longtime thief torn between a bank manager connected to one of his heists and the FBI agent looking to bring him and his crew down. The movie, which doesn't open in theaters until Sept. 17, is part of the Toronto Film Festival. ReelzChannel correspondent Matt Mauro saw the movie and has an early review.
I have to tell you about the movie I saw this afternoon that is by far one of the best I've seen in a while. It's called, The Town and stars Ben Affleck, who also directs it, Jeremy Renner from The Hurt Locker, Rebecca Hall, and TV stars Jon Hamm and Blake Lively. There are few movies, especially action films, that can make you feel happy, scared, angry, and almost bring a tear to your eye at the same time.
In case you haven't heard of it, The Town is about a group of bank robbers in an area of Boston where more bank robbers live then anywhere else in the world. During one robbery, Renner's character takes Hall's hostage. To make sure she didn't see anything, Ben Affleck plays a guy who "randomly" runs into her. The problem is, they fall for each other. On top of that, the Feds are on their case, led by Jon Hamm, and Affleck's single-mom, drugged-out, ex-girlfriend wants to get back together, while he wants to runaway and get out. The plot gets much deeper than this, but I shouldn't give too much away, you have to go see it! There's already Oscar buzz about The Town and it's so easy to see why.
Tomorrow morning I'll talk with the actors from the movie and find out what made it so good. And later today I'm off to the premieres of a number of movies including Will Ferrell's, Everything Must Go, Megan Fox's Passion Play, and Rainn Wilson's Super.
Check back here to find out how they go and follow me on Twitter at twitter.com/mattatreelz.
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