- "The Real People of the Town"
- "Ben Affleck: Director & Actor"
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Ben Affleck follows his acclaimed Gone Baby Gone directorial debut by directing, co-writing and starring in a taut thriller about robbers and cops, friendship and betrayal, love and hope and escaping a past that has no future. He plays Doug MacRay, leader of a Boston bank robber gang but not cut from the same cloth as his fellow thieves. When Doug falls into a passionate romance with the bank manager (Rebecca Hall) briefly taken hostage in their last heist, he wants out of this life and out of the town. As the Feds close in and the crew questions his loyalty, he has one of two choices: betray his friends or lose the woman he loves.
Ben Affleck worked triple-time on The Town, in which he directs, stars, and co-adapts Chuck Hogan's Prince of Thieves. Affleck's Doug MacRay comes from a line of Boston bank robbers. With his father (Chris Cooper) behind bars, he spent most of his childhood in Charlestown with loyal hothead Jem (The Hurt Locker's Jeremy Renner). Doug had a chance to go legit as a pro hockey player, but he threw it away on drugs and bad behavior. After the armed robbery that opens the film, Jem becomes convinced that bank manager Claire (Vicki Cristina Barcelona's Rebecca Hall) saw something, so Doug, who wore a disguise at the time, sets out to make sure she doesn't tell FBI agent Frawley (Mad Men's Jon Hamm) anything incriminating (Titus Welliver plays Frawley's partner). Doug starts by asking Claire out, and finds she's more shaken than stirred--and that he likes her better than Jem's oxy-addicted sister, Krista (Gossip Girl's Blake Lively), his sometime girlfriend. Unfortunately, neither Jem nor vicious enforcer Fergie (Pete Postlethwaite) will cut him loose until he orchestrates two more scores--the last to take place at Fenway Park. If The Town offers fewer surprises than Affleck's directorial debut, Gone Baby Gone, he raises the stakes with well-planned heists, nerve-jangling car chases, and deadly shootouts. Though Affleck looks too clean-cut to portray a thug, he gives a nicely understated performance, while Hall proves an inspired choice as a woman who could make a bad guy turn good--or die trying. --Kathleen C. Fennessy
Keeps you on your toes great movie and gets you thinking about what's going on during the moviePublished 15 days ago by Pen Name
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|Another Question about the Extended Cut||
no about two and a half hours
Jan 3, 2011 by Emma M. Mitchell | See all 17 posts
|Does the DVD also have the extended cut?||
only the blu-ray has the extended cut and the dvd is the digital copy in the combo version. I dont think what they did is right. I wish the extended edition was also on dvd for those of us, like me, who do not have a blu-ray player yet.
Dec 8, 2010 by Amazon Customer | See all 9 posts
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Awesome thanks for the info!
Jan 10, 2011 by F to the Z | See all 4 posts
|Claire Keesey is gullible as all hell.||
No woman in her right mind would accept a date with a complete stranger that had approached her in a laundromat
What?! Where do u think people meet? They meet everywhere. You say the word laundromat like it's in the center of hell...what difference does the meeting place make? I agree, agreeing... Read More
Mar 20, 2012 by William Smith | See all 3 posts
|How did Affleck's wife know?||
One of Doug's men, Desmond Elden, told Krista about the upcoming heist at Fenway Park, and what hotel Doug was staying in, which enabled Krista to find Doug. Krista had a car accident while DUI..with her infant daughter in the front seat, yet, and received an eye injury for which she was treated... Read More
May 13, 2011 by mplo | See all 5 posts
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