I’ve already shared my love and amazement for the written edition of Gone Girl so it is probably of little surprise that I dragged Sam to the cinema to see it as soon as it hit our tiny little cinema here in St Andrews.
I was bouncing in the seat before the trailers even began.
I was both excited and worried about the adaptation but I can safely say I was pleasantly surprised. Even if I still prefer the book, I would wholeheartedly recommend the film to everyone with a strong stomach and curious mind. Because the truth is this film isn’t the most comfortable to watch. It’s delightfully clever, the actors are brilliant and the screenplay is incredibly close to the book but it’s challenging.
It’s consideration of gender roles and the part the media can play is both interesting and harrowing. As Sam said, she thought the movie was really good but she didn’t enjoy watching it at all.
It is one of those films you find yourself dissecting all the way home and aren’t they the best kind?
Have you seen the film? What did you think about it?