It’s doing well in the theaters and I had read the book, so I was eager to watch the Gone Girl movie. My husband and I watched it on our date last night. It was interesting to see his shocked reactions since he didn’t know anything about the story. I won’t give any spoilers except to say that it isn’t a lovey dovey date night movie or one that makes you want to run out and get married.
Otherwise, I would say it did a good job of following the book and the same issues I had with the story in the book were the same things I disliked about the movie screenplay. It was compelling to watch and really kept you interested though. Both Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike did a brilliant job in their roles. They brought the book’s main characters to life very well. They were just as I had imagined them. I enjoyed the movie but might not have had to see it in the theater if I wasn’t curious about how they adapted the book. Theater or rental though, it will keep you interested!