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tlr online
24-02-05, 03:59
I’m about halfway through Clint Eastwood’s Mystic River. Sean Penn’s daughter has been murdered, and indications at this point in the movie suggest the unbalanced Tim Robbins committed the crime, possibly because of a harboured hatred from when Penn, Robbins and Bacon were kids. And it begs the question. Is our adult makeup the by-product of a specific experience as kids? Do you reckon one or two events that may have marred our childhoods could manifest themselves and influence the way in which we behave as adults?

Continuing movie...

24-02-05, 04:09
Nature or nuture. Arguably the biggest ongoing psychological debate.

Good movie, really sad. http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/wave.gif

24-02-05, 05:11
That was a phenomenal movie. You should also see Eastwood's latest - Million Dollar Baby. It's just as brilliant as MR. But bring a box of Kleenex with you. You'll likely be in tears at the end. It gets really sad. What a great director Eastwood has become.

In answer to your question, yes, experiences in our past determine who we are as adults. The earlier they happen, the more influence they are likely to have. Of course, our genes play a major role too, perhaps even the most important one. I couldn't say any more. I'm not an expert.

tlr online
24-02-05, 05:28
WOW! What a movie! Awesome pic! Clint Eastwood was bang on with his direction, and Penn, Robbins and Bacon achieved near perfect performances as the three kids-come-adults marred by their childhood.

Not to sure about Penn's meglomaniac wife (her speach at the end about Penn being King), and a couple of times Penn's performanced dipped somewhat, but still an awesome flick.

Four stars.

24-02-05, 05:30
Such a sad film.

24-02-05, 06:44
Did you know Clint Eastwood is an anagram of 'Old West Action' http://www.tombraiderforums.com/images/smilies/privateeye.gif