Gone Baby Gone
Written by the same man who wrote Mystic River, this film continuously throws something new at you. Just when you thought you had it figured out along comes some more crazy. The characters are forced to make tough choices and live with the consequences. This is one movie that generates good conversation between viewers once it is over. As soon as it ends you have to ask the person next to you, "What would you have done?"
This is the other movie that provokes conversation. Let me give you a topic: Age of accountability. Talk amongst yourselves. Also, I love when "adult situation" scenes make you laugh out loud, even though you're in your mid-twenties...and watching this movie in a theater with strangers. His letter and the library scene? It's impossible to keep a straight face.
Paris, Je T'aime
Another film set in Paris. Actually it's twenty short films created by twenty different directors. Producer Emmanuel Benbihy explains, "Each director has been given five minutes of freedom, and we, as producers, carry the responsibility of weaving a single narrative unit out of those twenty moments." Most are in French, but a few were filmed in English.
Factoid #1: Most of the film takes place on a moving train.
Factoid #2: The luggage used is by Luis Vuitton, the costume design is Marc Jacobs.