So yesterday I saw Gone Baby Gone, A crime thriller and one of the best I have ever seen. A bit of googling later it turns out to be based on a book by Dennis Lehane, the guy who penned Shutter Island.
Dennis Lehane has this knack of taking common situations and making them morally ambiguous by the end and Nothing shows this off better than Gone baby gone.
The opening lines of the film are the most poignant. In that southern drawl of his Casey Affleck delivers the lines
"I always believed it was the things you don't choose that makes you who you are. Your city, your neighborhood, your family. People here take pride in these things, like it was something they'd accomplished. The bodies around their souls, the cities wrapped around those. "
The things we cling on to most are not our own but hand me downs.
From here on in the movie gets even better holding your attention with the case of a disappeared young girl and the twist in the end just makes the ride a whole lot better and sets you thinking as well. A rare feat.