I thought of seeing it last week because it is at the nearby theater. But I'm not a big Affleck fan either and was more interested in seeing what Carrie Coon does in the film because she kinda stole the show on HBO's "The Leftovers". It'll probably be available before Xmas on BD rental. Amazon is being a bit slimy on the listed by showing "Watch Now" and it's the trailer and the opportunity to pre-order it streaming or disc.

On 10/13/2014 10:04 AM, TurquoiseBee turquoi...@yahoo.com [FairfieldLife] wrote:
If you can manage to do what I did -- see this movie without spoilers, and without any real idea of what to expect -- it's really quite an E-ticket ride.

My hat is off first to novel and screenplay author Gillian Flynn, who managed to actually come up with an original idea...that's a real rarity these days. Next hat-tip is to David Fincher, for bringing it to the screen effectively, and in such a way that you almost feel as if you're watching a succession of short movies rather than just one long one. You start in one plot reality, and then twenty minutes later you're in another, and then another, all the way through. Fincher did that with "Se7en" and "Fight Club," of course, but it's just as effective a technique here.

Ben Affleck always tends to leave me feeling "Meh!" about his performances, and did so again in this movie, but that may be purely a preference thang on my part. He just doesn't do it for me, but I can see how people who like him will love him in this role.

So it's really Rosamund Pike's movie. She drops into the ever-changing reality of this plot like she was born to it. Whoever she is called upon by the script to be in that moment, that's who she is. She never "telegraphs" anything from any of the other realities or points of view. I think she won herself a Best Acting Oscar in this movie.

I liked it. I'm thinking of going to see it tonight in an actual theater, instead of rewatching the small-screen DVD-quality screener version I saw earlier. Coming from a pirate, that's a pretty high recommendation for a movie, :-)

Here's a trailer, and a pretty good one because it manages to give away almost nothing.

Gone Girl - Official Trailer (2014) HD <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esGn-xKFZdU>

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Gone Girl - Official Trailer (2014) HD <https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=esGn-xKFZdU>

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