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There are some important differences between Claire Keesey and Krista Coughlin. Claire, a suburban yuppie and bank manager who had recently moved into Charlestown, had not only completed high school, but she had a college education and a decent job as a bank manager, where she made a decent amount of money, and therefore had many more choices as to what she could do with her life. The fact that Claire's bank was robbed by Doug MacRay and his men, all in masks, who forced her to open the safe at gunpoint and then took her as a hostage, however briefly, was not her fault. I did sympathize with...
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Lately, I've had both Claire, the bank manager, whose bank was robbed, and Doug MacRay, a lifelong Charlestown resident who was the leader of the four-man Townie gang who'd robbed Claire's bank, wearing Hallowe'en masks and ninja outfits, forced her to open the safe at gunpoint, and then took her as a hostage by driving her to a beach in Boston after blindfolding her to make sure she didn't see anything, and then forcing her to walk on the beach until she felt the water on her toes, on my mind a great deal, for some reason. They let her go, physically unharmed, although rather traumatized by...
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In fact, however, when Doug trailed, sweet-talked and seduced Claire into a romantic relationship in order to find out what she knew and oh so charmingly and subtly warned her "not to talk to the Feds, or else!"
it was clear that he had immediate and lasting control over her, and it was also obvious when he told her "If I lose you now, I will regret it for the rest of my life". Claire refused to write Doug out of her life, even though she eventually learned the truth about who he was; that he was one of the four Townie men who'd knocked over her bank and taken her hostage only two days before. This, in my opinion, is not a healthy, normal kind of love at all, and Claire clearly suffers from the Stockholm Syndrome. The following link provides good information and describes Claire (almost) perfectly, imho:

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This is another movie that I've watched more than once, and, since I'm also interested in movies with lots of action, but with slower moments in between, as well as being interested in movies about Boston, I was curious to go and see the new Ben Affleck movie, The Town. The beginning of the movie, with the first heist, was rather exciting and interesting, but, after the car chase and armored car robbery in the North End, and in the Fenway Park scene, the movie began to go downhill for me, and, the more I think about it, the more that the romance between Doug MacRay and bank manager Claire Keesey...
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At one point, during Doug MacRay's interview in the interrogation room, where Ofcr. Dino Ciampa was also present, and Dino says to Doug after mentioning that he knew his father and heard what happened to him, Dino says, casually, to Doug "Maybe you can make a move to change all that when YOU get up there." Doug then gets angry and says "Let me ask you something. What do you say about a person that you've grown up with, confided your life stories to that person, etc., and they turn around and use it against you? You call him a rat, right? You know what I call him? I call him Dino the dago."...
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