Released: 2003
Director: Clint Eastwood
Starring: Kevin Bacon, Sean Penn, Tim Robbins

Three childhood best friends grow up to be all kinds of fucked up, then have to deal with a bunch more fucked-up shit. Like, fuck. Really doe, this is Eastwood at his best—directing a movie that doesn't star him. Cops, murder, and psychological scars—it's what Boston does best!

The Longfellow poem "Paul Revere's Ride" takes place along the banks of the Mystic River. Heh, you said "Longfellow."