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Gone Baby Gone (2007)

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Two Boston area detectives investigate a little girl's kidnapping, which ultimately turns into a crisis both professionally and personally.

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When 4 year old Amanda McCready disappears from her home and the police make little headway in solving the case, the girl's aunt Beatrice McCready hires two private detectives Patrick Kenzie and Angie Gennaro. The detectives freely admit that they have little experience with this type of case, but the family wants them for two reasons - they're not cops and they know the tough Boston neighborhood in which they all live. As the case progresses, Kenzie and Gennaro face drug dealers, gangs and pedophiles. When they are about to solve their case, they are faced with a moral dilemma that could tear them apart. Written by garykmcd

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Everyone Wants The Truth... Until They Find It. See more »


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Rated R for violence, drug content and pervasive language | See all certifications »

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$19,000,000 (estimated)

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$5,501,406 (USA) (19 October 2007)

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$20,300,218 (USA) (28 December 2007)
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Ben Affleck's directorial debut in a major motion picture, although he did direct two other movies that never made it to the big screen. See more »

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When Patrick, Angie and Helene McCready are driving in a car, they don't have their seat belts fastened. Then for a moment Patrick has it, and then again he doesn't. See more »

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Patrick Kenzie: 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. I lived on this block my whole life; most of these people have. When your job is to find people who are missing, it helps to know where they started. I find the people who started in the cracks and then fell through...
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In the credits, Ben Affleck gives special thanks to Manny Ramirez and David Ortiz, both members of the Boston Red Sox World Series championship teams of 2004 and 2007. See more »

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Featured in Hollywood's Top Ten: Let Me Go! (2011) See more »

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Into the depths
20 October 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

It's become a hobby of mine this past year to watch IMDb's top 250, AFI's top 100 and all Oscar winning (and most nominated) films. I've seen over 100 films in just the past year alone, but I am struggling to think of a film that I enjoyed more.

The performances are outstanding. All of the characters- including the city itself - are filled with depth and ambiguity. Like a previous post mentioned, Amy Ryan did a phenomenal job as Helene, not only do I know many people like her, I'm related to some. I didn't even recognize her from her wonderful performance in the Wire.

The questions that this movie asks as it unfolds do not get answered in by the closing credits, and they still aren't answered as I type. Who was right? Is there a right answer? Morgan Freeman- the greatest actor alive- and Ed Harris give standard upper echelon performances. But I was surprised by Michelle Monaghan and especially Casey Affleck. He didn't flinch, and he didn't compromise his ideals, but in the end compromised nonetheless. I hope he gets a nomination.

Ben Affleck lost my favor somewhere around the time he began to cry in Armageddon, and I haven't taken him seriously since. But his achievement here, the pace, the mood, the spot on capturing of the desolate neighborhood, and the overall story leads me to anxiously await his next directorial effort.

The best film I've seen in years.


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I don't think it made him a bad person because he sent Amanda back..... thisphonefinna
I say he did the right thing returning Amanda lisasetser0409
biggest contradiction in this film... stephenmackin2003
I cannot understand what anyone is saying apart from Morgan Freeman bubab2
wtf was motive of making movie with such ending.. singhsundram9
Patrick and Angie are morons and things that doesn't make sense r-smith-92
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