Rental Movie Review – The Town

Every Sunday night my husband and I rent an On Demand movie and have “Date Night ” Here’s a “real person” review of this week’s movie.

Movie: The Town • (rated R) • for him and her • Directed and screenplay written by Ben Afleck

A gang of bank robbers who pride themselves in stealing what they want and getting out clean, briefly take a hostage–bank manager, Claire Keesey (Rebecca Hall). Though they let her go unharmed, Claire is nervously aware that the robbers know her name…and where she lives. But she lets her guard down when she meets an unassuming and rather charming man named Doug (Ben Affleck)…not realizing that he is the same man who only days earlier had terrorized her. The instant attraction between them gradually turns into a passionate romance that threatens to take them both down a dangerous, and potentially deadly, path.

Do you ever watch a movie and you can’t get it off your mind the next day? This movie draws you and makes you think you’re watching real life. It’s well made, realistic, and keeps you on the edge of your couch. Don’t you hate it when you find yourself rooting for the “bad guy”? You get emotionally involved in these characters until you truly believe you would break the law yourself to help them.

Jem played by Jeremy Renner is nothing short of amazing. Gives a performance that makes you believe he is what his character is.

Ben Afleck and all cast members do a phenomenal job in this film.

My review: RENT IT. Watch it with your husband, he’ll love it as much as you.

Ben Affleck … Doug MacRay
Jon Hamm … Adam Frawley
Rebecca Hall … Claire Keesey
Jeremy Renner … Jem
Chris Cooper … Stephen MacRay
Blake Lively … Krista

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