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I will tell you right now I’m not a big Ben Affleck fan. If I had to choose a movie with either himself or Matt Damon, I would side with Matt Damon’s. However “The Town” has changed my entire view of Ben Affleck’s acting and Directing. The film is based in Charlestown, Massachusetts that is just outside the city of Boston, and supposedly, the home to the most armored car and bank robbery aficionado’s of the United States.
Charlestown’s crime scene is the basis of this film with Ben Affleck playing Doug MacRay, a bank robber that has followed in his father’s footsteps. Doug is good at what he does but throughout the film you learn that Doug is done with this kind of life and wants to turn it around for the “bettah.” Yes, this film is filled with tons of dropped R’s or “ahhhhs.” Lol. As usual I will leave it at that (no Spoilers.)
The cast includes Chris Cooper who plays Doug’s father “Stephen MacCray” known from The Bourne Identity, Syriana, and The Kingdom. Jeremy Renner Plays Doug’s friend and partner in crime “James Coughlin”, known from The Hurt Locker, 28 Weeks Later, and S.W.A.T. And Rebecca Hall as the bank manager “Claire Keesey” known from The Prestige and Frost/Nixon.
The cast, acting, action and story are all great in this film and I highly recommend picking it up.