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Denis Lehan's best.,
This review is from: Gone Baby Gone [DVD] (DVD)
Denis lehane is an excellent author and the series of books concerning private eyes Kenzie and Genarro place him alongside Michael Connelly and Harlan Coben as one of America's top crime writers.
The film Gone Baby Gone is based on what is possibly the best of the Kenzie/Genarro books and Ben Affleck, in his directorial debut, has created an excellent movie, staying true to Lehane's storyline and getting a knockout performance from brother Casey as Patrick Kenzie.
The film barely surfaced in ths country, as it was originally due to come out at the same time as the Madeline McCann tragedy occurred and the film's storyline of child kidnap was too close to disturbing reality to get the kind of release it deserved.
The film also has strong performances from Ed Harris, Michelle Monaghan and especially Amy Ryan as the missing child's mother.
I highly recommend this film to everyone who has yet to see it.