Movie of the Week: The Departed

Director: Martin ScorseseMV5BMTI1MTY2OTIxNV5BMl5BanBnXkFtZTYwNjQ4NjY3._V1_UY1200_CR91,0,630,1200_AL_

Writer: William Monahan

Starring: Leonardo DiCaprio, Matt Damon, Jack Nicholson

Description: The Departed is a four time Oscar winner diamond pearl from director Martin Scorsese. It takes place in South Boston with the Irish gangs. The state police have planted an undercover cop inside the gang, but the gang has placed their own mole inside the police. Unaware of each other, the tension and risk of exposure is high. The movie has an incredible cast (Matt Damon, Leonardo DiCaprio, Jack Nicholson, Mark Wahlberg, Vera Farmiga and many more). Hands down the best movie I have ever seen, and the only movie I have rated top score.

Rating: 10 / 10

Other notable cast: Mark Wahlberg, Martin Sheen, Ray Winstone, Vera Farmiga, Anthony Anderson, Alec Baldwin, Kevin Corrigan, James Dale, David O’Hara

Favorite quote: “When I was your age they would say we can become cops, or criminals. Today, what I’m saying to you is this: when you’re facing a loaded gun, what’s the difference?”

Recommended audience: 17+