Published by Crown Publishing on October 3, 2014
Genres: Adult, Thriller
With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.
WARNING WARNING WARNING! If you haven’t read Gone Girl yet there WILL be spoilers!
Last weekend I dragged myself to the movie theater for the 10:30 pm showing of Gone Girl. I almost backed out because I was so exhausted from the week, but it was a $17 ticket (we like to go the fancy assigned seating theater) and I’m cheap like that. I’m so glad I went though because the movie was absolutely fantastic.
At first I wasn’t so sure about Ben Affleck as Nick, but he was so good. Just the right amount of righteousness and sleezyness that you got from him in the book. Rosamund Pike did an excellent job playing Amy. I had no idea that Neil Patrick Harris could be so creepy. I always think of him like Doogie Howser so to see him play this kind of character kind of freaked me out.
Like with any book to movie there are always some things that are changed/left out, but as with any good adaptation there wasn’t anything major that I felt ruined or changed the storyline. It was mostly little things, and you have to let things go because unless the movie was 10 hours long they wouldn’t be able to include everything.
As expected Gone Girl is pretty dark, both in the plot and visually, but I was glued to the screen the entire time. (Ok, there were two “I have to cover my eyes because I know what’s going to happen next” moments that I couldn’t watch View Spoiler »The black eye and wine bottle scenes. « Hide Spoiler There was only one part of the movie that I didn’t care for. I don’t like to watch gore like that and I didn’t remember it being as graphic in the book so I wish they had toned that down just a bit. But really that’s the ONLY thing I have negative to say about it.
If you liked Gone Girl then I can definitely recommend going to see the movie. It’s worth it!