I've thought it might be nice to post one of these each week, it could be a film, tv programme, youtube video, anything really. This weeks 'One To Watch' goes to The Town, based on the book Prince of Thieves by Chuck Hogan.
"The Charlestown neighborhood of Boston is renowned for churning out a high number of armed robbers, generation after generation. These robbers never leave their Charlestown life on their own volition, the neighborhood where there is an unwritten code to protect that lifestyle. Such robbers include friends Doug MacRay, James Coughlin, Albert 'Gloansy' Magloan and Desmond Elden. Doug and James in particular treat each other like family, as the Coughlins have realistically been as such to Doug since Doug's mother ran off and Doug's father, Stephen MacRay, was sent to prison. James' single mother sister, the drugged out Krista Coughlin, and Doug have a casual sexual relationship. The foursome carry out a mostly successful bank robbery, but due to circumstances take the bank manager, Claire Keesey, hostage for a short period before releasing her physically unharmed. What happens when they find out that Claire lives in Charlestown..."
I watched this on the plane coming home and have since downloaded it and watched it again. Honestly this film is so good. Ben Affleck, Blake Lively and particularly Jeremy Renner are brilliant in it. There are a lot of action scenes but also enough for us girls to enjoy. I loved the ending, I thought it was perfect. Not only that, I adore the Boston accent! If you watch it or have already seen it, please let me know what you thought of it. I thought it was awesome!