December 31, 2013.

This blog is now closed. After three years and 311 posts, I have decided to end this blog. I have enjoyed watching the films, reviewing them, and interacting with global readers.

If you are interested in contacting me, you can do so by commenting on any of the posts. The blog will remain live on the web.
Thank you to all the readers for your comments, ideas, and thoughts. They were helpful, stimulating, and enriching. This is Alene, signing off.

February 1, 2011

The Town (2010)

When it's over, The Town was well adapted from book to screen by Actor/Director, Ben Affleck. Having read the book, I was expecting the Hollywood version to be contorted in all ways, straying from the book. However, Affleck managed not to stray too far from the source while keeping the soul of the story alive. He even changed the ending, which was bold and worked to the film's advantage.  The story's about a criminal, Doug MacRay (Affleck), who grows a conscience and wants out. This is a simple enough desire, but such a desire becomes unattainable when he has to go clean with the mob and even more complicated when he starts falling in love with the key witness of his last robbery.

My rating: 3.5 out of 5

1 comment:

  1. I've been meaning to see this for quite some time but still haven't gotten around to it. With all the hype and it's contentious advertising campaign, I would expect the movie to offer something more beyond the book, which it certainly has the potential to do.