Monday, October 6, 2014
David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s best-seller racked up $38 million opening weekend at the box office. The 3pm screening I attended was jam packed! Many real film buffs tend to hate movies with a lot of buzz; but I love the energy that happens around a movie which captures the masses attention, and this one has been gaining momentum since its September world premiere, opening night of the 52nd New York Film Festival.
Gone Girl stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike (see my post on Hector and the Search for Happiness for more on Pike) It's about a housewife, Amy (Pike) who disappears from an upper middle class suburb in Missouri, under circumstances that appear to be kidnapping or murder, and as these cases tend to lean, the husband, Nick (Affleck) is being looked at as the prime suspect.
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Most of the movie is told in real time, but there's such a richness to the weave that fills us in on who these people may or may not be, as seen through the eyes of Amy's diary, Nick's close relationship with his twin sister, Margot (Carrie Coon) and by the police, headed up by Detective Rhonda Boney (Kim Dickens) which is a great character. As well as the "Nancy Grace" character (Missi Pyle). I also think the role of Amy is going to do for Rosamund Pike what Alex did for Glenn Close in Fatal Attraction.
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2) I saw 3 movies back to back in one block of time, first Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day (T&T post to come) which stars Affleck's wife Jennifer Garner, so it's interesting they have movies out at the same time. Wonder how that feels in the same household?
3) The 2nd movie I saw was Kristin Wiig and Bill Hader in The Skeleton Twins. As much as I enjoy both of these actor/comedians, this movie was not as Indie-licious as I'd hoped. But it seems that the collective unconscious is at work again in that both Gone Girl and The Skeleton Twins examine boy, girl twin sibling relationships.
4) Emily Ratajkowski is making a career out of having amazing tits. She's the really cute girl in Robin Thicke's Music Video "Blurred Lines" and she's topless on top of Affleck in Gone Girl.
5) Did you know? - One of the film's producers, Leslie Dixon, read the manuscript of the novel in 2011 and brought it to the attention of Reese Witherspoon . Witherspoon and Dixon then collaborated with Bruna Papandrea to develop it.
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