Friday, October 8, 2010

The Town

Last night I went to see the movie The Town with a couple of friends. I wasn't really sure what to expect and I hadn't really heard anything about it from any friends or anything. Since I am in the Boston area and the movie is about the area of Boston called Charlestown, the audience reacted to a few things that I am sure the other viewers would not.

For example, the opening of the movie features various facts about Charlestown that are not exactly brag-worthy, ha ha. The audience in Boston snickered at these facts while I am sure most of the average viewers would just find them kind of astonishing or interesting, maybe even a little disturbing.

The movie had me in suspense many times and took a few surprising turns. So it turns out that Ben Afleck is not only a decent actor but also a decent director and helped with the screenplay as well.

It was exciting to see places I have seen in the area and to recognize sites. My work building was in a few aerial shots as well, which kicked ass to see. My one issue is that some of the locations were supposed to be in Charlestown but were actually in the Southie area of Boston. But, I guess that has to happen sometimes depending on permits and such. The friends I went with were from Southie so they pointed these facts out to me, otherwise I wouldn't have known.

I will be adding this movie to my collection, not only because it takes place in Boston and shows common areas, but also because it is just a damn good movie. I hope some of you check it out and let me know what you think.


  1. What do you think when you watch The Wire?

    Since, that's shot in Boston... (or at least is set in Boston)... just curious.

  2. I haven't actually seen The Wire...

    Hmm...I might be looking into that one!