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« Reply #20 on: October 28, 2003, 08:30:50 PM »

I saw Mystic River today and was rivited from the start! I also had no interupted babies crying and jerks talking about who, what, where! I stayed focused on this movie more than I did for BloodWork, the killer (s) were not revealed until the end, the story line was interesting, the actors played up bostonian perfect, and Clint did a wonderful job directing the cast, the scenery, and the music score! ;). Alley cat, I will be visiting London on November 10 and plan to find this cinema and see it again!
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« Reply #21 on: October 31, 2003, 05:40:42 AM »

Which cinema was that William?

I saw Mystic River in Birmingham, where I live, it's roughly in the centre of England.

It's bad isn't it when you have to see Clint's film on your own? Nobody's got good taste around here!
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« Reply #22 on: October 31, 2003, 05:47:36 PM »

Hi alleycat, we will be visiting london for a couple of days then it is off to paris and nice :D. I forgot where Birmingham is? ??? The cinema here has dolby sound so you can hear sounds that you cannot normally hear in a smaller cinema.

That sucks about you having to see a movie by yourself, but have heart, I do this sometimes to concentrate on details of a movie. Otherwise when I go with friends, we chomp on popcorn, slurp on cokes, and enjoy the company! ;D
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« Reply #23 on: November 01, 2003, 05:41:42 AM »

Let's keep this topic reserved for posts about what everyone thought of Mystic River.  William, if you'd like to discuss your travel plans with Allycat, why not PM her?

Also, I removed one comment from your post above that mentioned something that happens at the end of the movie.  This is the "no spoilers" thread, and is only for discussing how you felt about the film without going into any details that might spoil it for members who haven't yet seen it.
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« Reply #24 on: November 01, 2003, 01:35:08 PM »

I saw the movie last night and I really liked it. The cinema was pretty full.  A friend of mine with a whole different taste of movies went to see it too, in a different theater (dubbed), and that one was full, no seat left. She liked the film too, and seems as if some others do to  :D.
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« Reply #25 on: November 02, 2003, 01:44:42 PM »

i think the story is a very powerful and the film for me needed time to think through afterwards - i think it was a very brave movie and like true crime there is so much to think about  

- but on the films so far this year i give it best film and direction by many miles

- in the acting i think you can take your pick between sean penn and tim robbins - i think sean penn gets the nod - but the scene between dave and jimmy  ? everyone should see it for that alone  
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« Reply #26 on: November 02, 2003, 07:40:00 PM »

 ;) I've got to say, probably the best movie I've seen all year.  I truly enjoy movies that put you in a different place and you couldn't help but feel the actor's pain, particularly Sean Penn.  I would be shocked if this does not garner at least one best actor nomination, preferably for Sean Penn or Tim Robbins.  I think it's a given that Clint will at least be nominated for Director.

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« Reply #27 on: November 23, 2003, 12:56:39 PM »

Since nobody has posted in this thread in a little while, I will. BTW, are there posters here who haven't had a chance to see Mystic River yet? I just got to see it a few days ago.

I realize now that my post in the "Spoilers thread" probably doesn't contain any spoilers anyhow, so I won't do that here either. ;)

I will say I think this is Eastwood's best film since The Bridges of Madison County. I hope to get to see Mystic River again, then maybe I'll know the extent of just how much I like it.
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« Reply #28 on: November 24, 2003, 05:36:09 AM »

It's a real shame that a superb movie like this should only get a flash-in-the-pan limited release here in Australia while dreck like the Texas Chainsaw Massacre hogs all the biggest screens. Still, it gives the movie the aura of a borderline art-house/mainstream film, within which Clint has established his niche appeal.

As I was virgin to seeing an Eastwood film in a cinema prior to Mystic, I was probably too over-excited coming into this film. Added to that the 'masterpiece' tags that have been attached to the film, my expectations were unreachably high. Fortunately, the slow-burning story reeled me in, and I can attest to all the positive praise this film is getting.

Certain scenes in the movie just bowled me over completely, and convinced me that Eastwood has really matured into a consummate filmmaker. Unforgiven was not just a fluke, and while I've always kind of known that in the back of my mind, this movie just cemented it. The direction never ever felt forced or self-conscious, and yet it was just brimming with style and sophistication. Bravo Mr. Eastwood! 8)
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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2003, 07:20:03 AM »

excellent movie, the best I've seen in many years already saw it twice and can't wait for the dvd, should win best picture and many other awards
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« Reply #30 on: November 25, 2003, 12:41:48 PM »

saw it again last night - some discerning cinemas still showing it - think its better second time

i hoped someone would mow the bastard down (jimmy)as he walked up the road after talking to sean
 
if it hadn' t been for his wife he might  have realised what he had done
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« Reply #31 on: November 28, 2003, 03:52:40 PM »


if it hadn' t been for his wife he might  have realised what he had done
When I saw the film it left me with impression that Sean Penn`s character did realise what he has done but did not do anything about it because of his wife and his children.
It`s harder to discuss further about the end without spoiling it for others that have not seen the film yet.
Anyway great film and it`s still showing here in Helsinki.Which means it`s doing better business than Bloodwork did.
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« Reply #32 on: November 28, 2003, 06:06:31 PM »

It`s harder to discuss further about the end without spoiling it for others that have not seen the film yet.
Hemlock, if you want to discuss this further, please go to this thread:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1613

... where "spoilers" are allowed. That's an interesting thought and I don't recall seeing it elsewhere.
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« Reply #33 on: November 29, 2003, 09:07:56 AM »

Hello again!Iam not here to fuss,but just to tell you that I saw "Mystic river" recently and Iam just stunned!Its a unique achievement in today's cinema and another biiig feather in mr.Eastwood's hat.From now on,I dont question ANYTHING he does.He has proven himself.
Amen!
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« Reply #34 on: November 29, 2003, 01:34:48 PM »

Hemlock, if you want to discuss this further, please go to this thread:

http://www.clinteastwood.org/forums/index.php?board=2;action=display;threadid=1613

... where "spoilers" are allowed. That's an interesting thought and I don't recall seeing it elsewhere.
Maybe I`ll get back with that thought after I have finished translating it in my head...and that could take sometime ;D
My sister and our mutual friend went to see Mystic River also few nights ago and they were a bit puzzled by the end of the film.Actually I got the feeling that they didn`t like it but I like the fact that the film did rise some questions and disscussion.I always felt that film is good if you want to talk about it after you have seen it.
For example me and my friends didn`t talk much about the Pear Harbor after we saw it ;D
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