Gone Baby Gone

Through The Dark

Film: Gone Baby Gone (2007)

When I was young, I asked my priest how you could get to heaven and still protect yourself from all the evil in the world. He told me what God said to his children. “You are ship among wolves, be wise as serpents, yet innocent as doves.”

(Dialogue of Detective Patrick Kenzie at the very beginning of movie.)

THE STORY Starts with media surrounded by the mother whose child was abducted. The film probed through the primary investigation of police along with the hired detective team comprises of young couple played by Casey Affleck and Michelle Monaghan They came to know that the mother of abducted child is drug addict also involved in drug dealings accompanied by her boyfriend.

Story revolve around the couple investigating the case even after that case was get close accepting the girl drowned into a river.

The STORY has many versions changing with person to person. At one point of the film you blame one person for what you think as his wrongdoings, few minutes later another person comes into picture and explains the reason of one’s actions, and you suddenly start to feel sympathy toward first person. After few minutes, the second person clarify why he supported this actions which are illegal as far as the jury and constitution is concerned.

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Senior Officer Jack Doyle: We don’t know why people do what they do. Everybody looks out his own window.

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Detective Patrick Kenzie: And everyone’s got their reasons.

Director Ben Affleck has portraited the grey shades of ethics which deeply moved me. The last scene leaves you completely speechless, and you lost into the labyrinth of what is right and what is wrong. What should be done.

While the song “In the darkness” was playing in background, Tears started flowing through my eyes leaving me dumbstruck.

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