Mystic River

Mystic River

DVD - 2008
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Boston childhood friends Jimmy, Sean and Dave are reunited after a brutal murder. Reformed confict Jimmy and his devoted wife Annabeth find out that their teenage daughter Katie has been beaten and killed. Jimmy's old friend Sean is the homicide detective assigned to the case. Jimmy gets his relatives, the Savage brothers to conduct their own investigation. Jimmy and Sean soon suspect their old pal Dave, who now lives a quite life, but harbors some disturbing secrets of his own.
Publisher: Burbank, CA : Warner Home Video, [2008]
Edition: Widescreen
ISBN: 9781419868146
Branch Call Number: FIC Mysti
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (approximately 138 minutes) : sound, colour ; 4 3/4 in
Audience: Ontario Film Review Board - 14A rating


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Dec 12, 2019

3 1383 08813 4153
Something's definitely wrong!
It won't run.
Must be damaged!!

Sep 03, 2019

The actors are accomplished and the movie is done well, for what it is, which is a very dark story about people with much dark history. It's also rather long (2hrs 17 min). Personally I found it tedious and the Sean Penn character was scary. I wonder why some people enjoy this sort of story -- the film did get the Academy Award for Best Actor (Penn) and Best Supporting Actor (Tim Robbins) in 2003. After awhile I skipped ahead to try to figure out what happened, then just gave up and got the story from Wikepedia. Sad ending about wasted lives. Depressing!

Proves Sean Penn is one of the worst actors of all time. This movie is as boring as it gets.

Mar 06, 2019

Too violent, stopped watching it after 30 minutes

Feb 22, 2019

Great movie and well acted

Jun 16, 2017

The liberal Sean Penn's odious personal lack of character spoils the film

Jan 03, 2017

This bit of garbage proves my assertion that Sean Penn is a worthless bit of gobsmacked trash.

Aug 26, 2016

Read the book, the characters are fully developed. Despite some good acting we simply don't know the characters in Clint's world and the script simply doesn't flow like the book.

May 19, 2015

As a young man in the early 1960s the Mystic River name caused me to expect something other than what it was. Now, at 71 years old the same thing happened with this Clint Eastwood directed movie with the same name. A person has to suspend disbelief more than I'm accustomed to doing to give this plot any strength. The vignettes were good but the overall was lousy.

Jan 30, 2015

What started out as a very interesting plot, blew up in the end.
Dave who was abducted as a child grew up to be a man who was extremely disturbed, it's a shame he didn't get help after what he must've suffered.
Jimmy's daughter was murdered and everyone thought Dave was the one that killed her. I hated the end and found it to be extremely unfair.

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nadian Apr 03, 2009

Coarse Language: Adult language throughout film.

nadian Apr 03, 2009

Sexual Content: Implied off screen and discussed pedophilia.

nadian Apr 03, 2009

Violence: murder, beatings, and murder victims shown.

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btmslt Apr 27, 2013

btmslt thinks this title is suitable for 18 years and over

nadian Apr 03, 2009

nadian thinks this title is suitable for 17 years and over


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