in about 100 words or less
US 137m, Colour
Director: Clint Eastwood; Cast: Sean Penn, Tim Robbins, Kevin Bacon, Laurence Fishburne, Marcia Gay Harden, Laura Linney, Emmy Rossum
Mystic River is a powerful crime drama based on Dennis Lehane’s 2001 novel of the same name. Dave, Sean and Jimmy are three childhood friends whose lives are interconnected by tragic events, the first of which was Dave’s abduction and abuse when they were children. A dark murder mystery with a twist ending, Mystic River is a frightening story of friendship, love, trust and betrayal and the role that chance plays in all of our lives (Klaus Ming May 2013).