Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River is breathtaking and heartbreaking. The film is so good that kept me focused over two hours. The performances are fantastic. Tim Robbins is phenomenal in his role as Dave. He kept me wondering what the hell is in his head the whole time. Is he psycho or what? Sean Penn is awesome in Jimmy as a tough dad who is emotionally torn by his daughter’s death, especially the part where he breaks into tears. This is one of his best performances next to Dead Man Walking. Kevin Beacon is not bad as a detective but Laurence Fishburne is off the hook. He is the man. All the supporting actors are great too. Mystic River is a very well made film over all. Go see it if you haven’t. Highly recommended. It’s definitely a great escape from whatever stress you have.