5 Reasons to Go See Gone Girl

Hello friends and followers!

As you may have noticed, there haven’t been any Scenes from the Weekend posts since before Paris – with the end of summer, sadly comes the end of an abundance of things to photograph on the weekends and subsequently, the end of the official Scenes from the Weekend summer series.

Sad days.

BUT you can still follow me on Instagram for unofficial scenes from the weekend (and the other 5 days a week #publicistlife) throughout beautiful Fall and chilly Winter for a glimpse of what I am up to!

photo-2 Sunday Adventures

But on to more important things…

While I cannot WAIT to do an in-depth post about all things Gone Girl at a later date, I really need to go see it a second time to properly gather my thoughts, make my observations, and feel all the emotions this movie (and the book) bring out in me, before I can do it justice.

Have I mentioned how much I love the return of Fall and Winter for the simple fact it becomes so much easier to get lost in a movie theatre once or twice a week? 

Of course, as with the book, the movie has been haunting me all weekend and I couldn’t possibly start the week off without sharing a few initial, non-spoilery, thoughts with you all. And for those of you on the fence about seeing this movie – well, hopefully this gets you off the fence and into a movie theatre near you.

Here are 5 reasons why you must go see Gone Girl immediately.

1. It’s an excellent date movie. 

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 10.26.51 PMYes, nearly every woman in North America has read the book. It’s a book club gem. But finally a movie comes along that not only will your boyfriend / husband enjoy – they’ll probably love it and thank you for suggesting it. After all, one look at director David Fincher’s resume (Seven, Fight Club, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) and your man should know he’s in for a treat. You can also tell him the dude from Nine Inch Nails composed the soundtrack. Boom!

2. The cast is paramount. 

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 10.27.43 PMNo disrespect Ben Affleck, but he is merely one of the many stand-out performances in this movie. I mean, Rosamund Pike kills it. This woman was born to play Amy Dunne. But the entire ensemble made this movie, from the smallest roles to the supporting ones.

3. The score is ah-mazing.

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 10.28.29 PMTrent Reznor and Atticus Ross are quite honestly two of the best film composers of our time. Sorry, not sorry.

4. It’s the greatest roller coaster of raw emotions you’ll feel at the theatre this year.

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 10.30.17 PMIt takes a lot for a movie to make me feel a wide array of emotions. Comedies – you get the laughter. Romance – you get the feels. Mystery – the WTFs. Horror – the why did I do this to myself? Drama – the woahs. What I loved about Gone Girl the book and subsequently Gone Girl the movie is that it brought out emotions I never would have expected. You will laugh. You will get the feels. But then you’ll also get a decent amount of WTFs, feel queazy and nauseous, and want to punch something. All in 2.5 hours.

5. It does the book justice and brilliantly so. 

Screen Shot 2014-10-05 at 10.31.23 PMAs all book lovers know, there is nothing more terrifying than watching one of your favorite books be adapted for the big screen. Gone Girl is just that: one of my favorite books. But I was beyond pleased with the end result. In fact, I’d argue it’s one of my favorite book to screen adaptions yet. Good job Fincher, good job.

In case you needed to hear it again: I loved loved loved Gone Girl.

So do yourself a very huge favor and go see it. Then let’s talk about it.

x C x

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