I finally got around to watching “The Town” starring Ben Affleck and Jon Hamm.Â Hamm (of Mad Men fame) plays an FBI agent trying to track down Affleck and his gang of bank robbers in a very, very entertaining movie based on the gritty neighborhood of Charlestown near Boston.Â Affleck directed the movie and if there is anything he knows well it’s all things Boston-related.Â You get a very good feel of the closeness of the community, and the “way things are.”Â I think it’s his best work since, well, “Good Will Hunting.”Â And that was a long time ago.
If I had known this movie was going to be this good, I would have made a much better effort to see it in a more timely fashion.Â As it were, I rented it for $1 at Hugo’s from one of those machines that looks like a Red Box but isn’t.Â In fact, there is a crudely-made sign on it that reads, “This is not a Red Box.”
It seems as if the majority of the movie was shot in or near Boston, which is very cool.Â Especially the scenes at Fenway Park, home of the Red Sox.Â Not to be confused with Red Box.
My house.Â 42-Inch Panasonic.
Review:Â 4 out of 5 stars.