does hollywood have a BOSTON problem?
As a Boston native, I’ve watched with fascination as the city and its surrounding region have become fixtures of popular culture ever since the elder Affleck and Matt Damon exploded onto the scene with their Oscar-winning monolith “Good Will Hunting.” That was followed by the acclaimed “Mystic River” and “The Departed,” leading to more movies set in the area. But with “The Town,” entertaining and professionally crafted as it is, it felt as though a shift had occurred, away from genuine, original characters and situations in favor of predictable Boston platitudes and banalities.
Now, we are careening full-speed toward simply having too much Boston in our filmed entertainment. The portrayal of Massachusetts’s capital city has become reductive to the point of an eye-roll. With every slow, majestic aerial shot of the city’s skyline, every feeble attempt at the accent, even the accents that are right but way over the top, it feels more like a genre unto itself, and a most uninspired one at that.
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