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Look to the women; it's better that way.
on 27 July 2017
It seems to me this is the story of three wives and the ways they 'complete' their husbands. Okay, the damage was done early on, but the man in question is still strong enough to [spoiler alert] do the right thing on the night, which makes Mystic River the tragedy of a woman in doubt.
If it weren't for the women, Mystic River is a hack movie, shot in 'delicious' Eastwood sweeps and scored with the same melancholic flair. Some of the dialogue is unbearable, so the acting can be hammy. If it weren't for the strong cast, it'd be much worse, of course.
In the end, it's predictable, but if you pay attention to the women, better than the average murder mystery plot.