Genre: Drama

Jop’s Rating: 10/10
blog-mystic-river7 Cameron BOWEN (Dave jeune), Connor PAOLO (Sean jeune), Jason KELLY (Jimmy jeune)


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Sean Penn, Tim Robbins and Kevin Bacon deliver powerful performances and bring immense emotion to this film. Fromblog-mystic-river3 Director Clint Eastwood this is a murder mystery involving three childhood friends dealing with a present tragedy and bringing closure to past events with sacrifices they need to perform today. Penn once again shows what great strength it takes to love and protect the pureness in his life, and wblog-mystic-river13 hat the price costs.  His performance in this movie is enthralling. I saw this passion and creativity for the first time in the movie Bad Boys 1983 and have been watching Sean Penn since.

Tim Robbins’ talent is riveting as he also brings you into the movie with his character’s timid persona and lets you syblog-mystic-river14mpathize with his torment.   He takes  you with him on his journey of trying to make sense of the fears still chasblog-mystic-rivering him and the haunts that continue to live in his heart.  Looking to blog-mystic-river9rescue the small boy inside him that really never grew up.

No longer friends and the investigator handling the case Bacon must solve a murder that will bring forth theblog-mystic-river12 same shadows of the past in the end, if only for a moment.  For as much as his character has moved away from his childhood stomping grounds there will always be a piece of history in his heart. Kevin Bacon brings a sense of stability and re-connection from past to the present with his performance.

epa00144810 Tim Robbins (L) and Sean Penn hold their Oscars for their performances in Mystic River at the 76th Annual Academy Awards in Hollywood California 29 February 2004. Penn won Best Actor and Robbins won best supporting Actor. EPA/BRENDAN MCDERMID

Tim Robbins & Sean Penn hold their Oscars at the 76th Annual Academy Awards


Director Clint Eastwood Nominated Best Director, Best Drama

Multiple love stories are seen throughout this movie as only director Clint Eastwood can produce. For the darkness that is in this film, there is the light of love This film won 2 Oscar’s, Penn for Best Actor, Robbins for Best Supporting Actor.  Along with another 53 wins and 131 nominations.  Clint Eastwood nominated for Best Movie, Best Director.


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