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I waited until Gone Girl came out on DVD. I had read it in the summer of 2013, and read it again before the movie came out. It still stands to be one of my favorite boos=ks. I could barely put it down.
I think that the movie did pretty well with sticking to the book. I know the general public did not care for the ending of the book, so they were hoping Hollywood would adjust to please everyone. I think they did a great job though. It was cast well, and I see why Rosamund Pike was nominated for her role. The only minor character that did not make it to the movie was Tanner Bolt's wife (who I wished was actually in it, but I see why they removed her).
When I think about how quickly I read the book, the movie did seem a little lengthy. I watched it with my boyfriend though, and he was transfixed the whole time. He had not read the book, but really enjoyed the movie.
I imagine you'e had the opportunity to watch it now. What did you think?!
I watched the movie with my husband and one of my sons. Neither one of them had read the book, and they both were "meh" about the movie. My husband had been told by one of his friends that the movie was great, and he was disappointed.
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TLGabelman wrote:Well? What are your thoughts? Im waiting for it to hit NEtflix. I dont get out much to see movies and dont particularly like renting them since I forget to return them on ti me and get late fees.
I'm with you on renting movies. I always forget to return and wind up paying lots of money and when I finally do watch the movies they aren't even that great.
I'm curious to hear more views on this. I never like the movies as much as the books.
jax2 wrote:I heard that the movie ending is very different from the book, is that true? I really hate it when they change something so drastically but I am going to see the movie next month.
I haven't read the book but have seen the movie, so I can't clarify more than this: I read online that the author actually changed the ending a bit herself for the movie. I have no idea how much... And while I don't know how the book ended, I did like the movie very much, end included.
Here's a link discussing it a bit: washingtonpost.com/blogs/style-blog/wp/ ... at-ending/
When I read the novel, I constantly thought, "maybe Nick did it". Flynn really had me convinced that it was possible for Nick to be guilty, and I was worried that maybe the movie would not be able to translate that well. However, I sat next to one of my girlfriends in the theater, and she kept saying, "he totally did it" for the first half of the film.
I love the actress who plays Amy. She nailed the character of the "cool girl".
The only thing I did not love about the movie was how it did not really capture how much Nick needed to the "good guy". In the novel, he never wants to be the "bad guy", and I feel like that is central to his character.
I hope you all enjoyed the movie because I really, really liked it!