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Live by Night


In 1926, WWI veteran Joe Coughlin (Ben Affleck), whoā€™s fallen in love with the mistress (Sienna Miller) of a gangster, becomes involved in the battle between two crime families, one Irish and one Italian. Affleckā€™s adaptation of Dennis Lehaneā€™s novel, the second part in a series of books about a fictional Irish-American family, has lush cinematography, exciting shootouts and classical gangster movie ingredients. However, none of this is enough to compensate for the turgid pace and Affleckā€™s wooden performance; itā€™s a mystery why women fall for his character in the movie.

2016-U.S. 129 min. Color. Widescreen. Written and directed byĀ Ben Affleck. Novel: Dennis Lehane. Cinematography: Robert Richardson. Cast: Ben Affleck (Joe Coughlin), Elle Fanning (Loretta Figgis), Remo Girone (Maso Pescatore), Brendan Gleeson, Robert Glenister, Matthew Maherā€¦ Sienna Miller, Zoe Saldana, Chris Cooper, Anthony Michael Hall.

Trivia:Ā Co-produced by Affleck and Leonardo DiCaprio; the latter was allegedly first considered for the lead.



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