A short list of reasons why you should watch the movie The Departed:
- A different Leonardo DiCaprio. I enjoyed Catch Me If You Can and The Beach, now here’s another one for his list.
- Jack Nicholson acting all strange and scary, sometimes funny. Doing what he always does best.
- Mark Wahlberg talking like a dirty white boy. He’s one of the better music–to–movies crossovers, and still manages to make good movies. Play that funky music?
- Matt Damon + Martin Sheen + Alec Baldwin — this movie just doesn’t run out of stars. Matt Damon actually topbills with the first three guys, but I guess they do their part so well I have put him here along with the other big names.
- Martin Scorsese. I could explain this to you but I’m sure you already know why.
If you want an in–depth review, the fool has written a comprehensive analysis for you — exactly why I didn’t go any deeper with my breakdown of the film. Watch the film, I promise it’s worth every peso. wink