Gone girl movie review

So I finally saw the adaptation of gillian flynns gone girl.  While I thought the novel was awful, holy shit did david fincher going off of gillians screenplay knock it out of the park.  I enjoy gillian flynns writing style, but I found the book to be a tad heavy handed and a bit patronizing.   However how she pared it down for the screenplay was brilliant.  Rosamund pike is phenomenal as the psychopathic amy.  She manages to garner sympathy for a character in the book  who is so petulant and irredeemable that its hard to root for anything but her death.  Ben affleck is also perfectly cast as the clueless moron nick from the book.  Had amy been cast as anyone else the movie could have easily fallen into the pulpy unintentionally funny mystery novel like the book.  But again Rosamund pike takes an almost cartoonish character and makes her feel real.  Im also really a fan of fincher teaming up with Trent Reznor for soundtrack duty.  The music behind the sex scene between amy and desi makes an already terrifying scene so much more disturbing.  Im a fan of gillian flynns novels, despite their limitations,  but the rumor is she is going to be writing a series reboot of the british show utopia which is a brilliant bbc show, and after seeing her first screenplay im much less apprehensive.

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