Gone Girl


I’m updating and I haven’t had coffee yet which is kind of unfair because I’m not sure what I might write while NOT under the influence of caffeine but here goes.

I had the opportunity to grab last minute passes to screen “Gone Girl” last night. I actually had plans to see it tonight but I thought that more of the regular screeners would be at another movie so maybe it wouldn’t be as crowded. I was wrong.

There were a lot of people. My sister, with my son, had the nerve to be late. I could barely keep their seats. People were looking at me with venom in their eyes for holding those empty seats. It seemed unnatural to them that a jacket and not a live person was occupying the spot they wanted.
I was scared.

“Gone Girl” is based on the book by the same name, written by Gillian Flynn, Chicago native. Go Gillian! Let’s do lunch!

The book made a cameo appearance on the “Scandal” season premiere. It was laying out on the beach, next to Olivia/Julie, catching some rays. {Gladiators Unite}

It’s been a highly anticipated film with Oscar written all over it. Well, maybe not all over it but it’s in small print at the bottom of the film. You have to squint to see it, but it’s there.


We see you Ben Affleck. We see you!

Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, is happily married to Rosamund Pike as Amazing Amy Dunne, then he’s not so happily married. His wife is there one minute, gone the next. Where is that girl?
Sounds lame, I know but that’s about as much as I can say without spoilers. [hand over mouth]

I have to give a quick shout out to Tyler Perry. I’m so glad he has taken off that Madea persona, he put down the dress, put on a suit n tie and is giving TP realness. Nice.

Shame on me, I have not read the book but I wish I had. This movie has so many twists and turns. I can see myself with bloodshot eyes because I stayed up 24 hours reading it from cover to cover. My eyes were slightly bloodshot leaving the theater 4 hours later but it was worth it. Ok, maybe not 4 but close to it…..that girl was gone a long time.

Definitely worth the big screen! If by chance you miss it, grab it from RedBox, chill your favorite adult beverage, dim the lights and……



***side question: has a movie ever been made into a book? I need to google that****

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