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Gone Girl:  The Movie 

If you need a synopsis, or you just want to check out my book review click here.
Well, this was a bit lower key than the book, but that’s to be expected.  The book is always better.  I don’t know if it was just me, or if it was Rosamund Pike’s performance, but “book Amy” seemed smarter.  But they were equally calculating, I’ll give her that.  Also, “book Amy” looked different.  In my head, she looked like Heidi Powell from Extreme Weightloss.  I don’t know why, she just did.  Rosamund Pike looked the part – that is, blonde, slightly pretty, and “Oh, did I mention I’m a certified crazy person?”

I was really impressed by Carrie Coon, who played Nick’s twin sister Margo.  She was perfect; better than I could’ve imagined.

Neil Patrick Harris.  Desi Collings.  A good choice, but Neil as Desi seemed more naïve – and less obsessed and/or possessive – with Amy.
The character that surprised me the most had to be Tanner Bolt, Nick’s lawyer.  I never expected Tyler Perry in that role.  In my head, Tanner Bolt was white.  That’s not saying Perry was bad; he was really good.
On the whole, the movie was good in that it did the book justice, but it didn’t “wow” me enough to want it on blu-ray.

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Gone Girl

On a warm summer morning in North Carthage,  Missouri, it is Nick and Amy Dunne’s fifth wedding anniversary.  Presents are being wrapped and plans are being made when Nick’s clever and beautiful wife disappears.  As the police begin to investigate, the town golden boy parades a series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior.  Nick is oddly evasive, and he’s definitely bitter – but is he really a killer?

This books was full of plot twists.  I didn’t see any of them coming.  And Gillian Flynn takes up a new place as one of my favorite authors.  Amy Elliott Dunne is the most dynamic, complex characters I’ve read.  I thought I knew what good stories were made of, but Flynn takes it to a whole other level.  I obviously still have lots to learn.