Danielle Reviews Things!!!: A TWOFER! pt 2

As I stated in my previous post, I was lucky enough to screen 2 films this week.

Gone Girl
Directed by David Fincher
Release date: 3 October 2014

gone girlI read Gillian Flynn’s thriller Gone Girl last year.  I had a hard time putting it down, I was so sucked in.  It stirred so many emotions in me and I love it when a novel can do that.  When I learned that David Fincher was adapting the book into a film, with Flynn as the screenwriter, I was so excited. This was *my* most anticipated film of 2014.

On their 5th wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne finds that his wife Amy has gone missing.  This is seriously all you need to know about the storyline.  From here you just have to watch everything unfold.

David Fincher is a master.  His book adaptations are top notch and strive to stay as close to the books as possible, and this is no exception.  Portions of the story is told using Amy’s personal diary and I was worried a bit how this could be translated to film.  Now after seeing it I’m sad I doubted Fincher.  The music, done by Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross, was beautiful and chilling when it needed to be.  Every actor portrayed their characters how I imagined.  Rosamund Pike (Amy) was especially amazing (pun intended).  I left the theatre supremely satisfied–so much so that when I was asked to provide the studio execs a quote I just babbled about how much I loved it.

5 out of 5

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