I finally went to the theater to see The Town, a crime drama starring, co-written and directed by Ben Affleck. I had heard great reviews of the movie but I must admit that I was especially motivated to see it on the big screen because Jon Hamm is in it!
Ben Affleck plays Doug MacRay, the leader of a Boston gang of bank robbers. They are actually from Charlestown, a tough Boston neighborhood where over 300 bank robberies occur every year. Jon Hamm plays the lead FBI agent who pursues the team of criminals.
Doug finds himself falling in love with the bank manager (played by Rebecca Hall) who was briefly taken hostage by the gang in their first heist in the movie. She helps Doug realize that he wants out of this life of crime and out of town.
Jon Hamm does a great job with his supporting role and I hope this performance leads to many more movies for him. I'm really impressed with Ben Affleck's direction and performance in this movie. He was in virtually every scene and the movie is really well done. The DVD will be out soon.