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ellemichele wrote:Hello, Scott!
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?!
The performances were really pleasing from Pike and Affleck and helped sell the movie to me.
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maribelita35 wrote:I watched the movie before reading the book. I thought the movie did a good job depicting the book. Overall a good movie. I watched it with a date and he pointed out when we were leaving how most guys were walking withing few feet of their significant others...scare
A strong movie, but I wouldn't liken my date to an ex-evil-Bond Girl..
litmonster wrote:I guess since I wasn't a fan of the book it's not surprising I was't a huge fan of the movie. I feel like the book was more intense and faster in development, somehow I felt the movie had some slow parts. Either way, not my favorite, though I hope you enjoyed.
For a reasonably long film it held my attention very well, and I liked it not being at breakneck speed all the time. Some very good supporting performances too.
I normally don't rate Affleck as an actor, although he is a fine producer and director. Pike is one of my favourite actors from my own country.
Personally my favorite part of the book was the mystery behind either believing Amy or believing Nick and wondering who is the real bad guy or whether there is really only one person to blame. I also loved the analysis that Gillian Flynn writes about human personalities. I felt like the book was much more that just an interesting "whodunnit" as depicted in the movie.
In the movie this whole mystery is botched, you know from the beginning that you shouldn't believe everything Amy says and the psychological observations and theories that Gillian Flynn mention, don't make an appearance. One plus side for the movie is that I think they really nailed the actress and actor that play Amy and Nick.
Overall the book was one of my favorite books while I would only give the movie 3 out of 5 stars.