Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit
2014 / 149 Minutes / 20th Century Fox

Having read the book I was very excited for this one and I have to say it lived up to my expectations. I think Fincher did a terrific job bringing the novel to life and keeping it nearly the same, very little was changed. Rosamund Pike is terrific in a career making performance. She steals every scene she’s in. I was worried about the casting of this movie, but I think they nailed it and I can’t imagine anyone else in these roles anymore. Even Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris surprised me and I was very reluctant about their casting.

I’m really not sure how I would have felt about this movie if I hadn’t read the book. It’s odd at times, it’s cynical, there’s more to it than what I think people are expecting going into it… it’s not as straightforward as one might think, there’s so many layers here.
I will say one thing that bothered me the most (and only in the beginning) was the music… sorry Trent Reznor fans, I liked the music, but found it completely overbearing for the first 45 minutes. The last half I didn’t even notice it.

There’s not a lot I can talk about without ruining it, so all I will say is it’s a terrific film a great story and a ride. Go and see this! I’ve seen it twice already.

Grade  A-

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