Gone Girl

Gone GirlThe blurb from IMBD:

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

~~My Take~~

**whew** Where to start…

First…did you guys like it? What’d you like about it?

Okay, so, I might get nailed here, but that’s okay. Movies, like books, are very subjective. Heck, I absolutely loved Dracula Untold and it’s got some seriously low ratings over at IMDB. But, differing opinions is what makes the world go ’round, isn’t it?

So…here goes:  I didn’t like Gone Girl.

**ducks, dodging wads of paper getting thrown at me**

There were a few things I liked, so let’s start with that…

The mystery part. WOW, totally creative and very gripping.

The acting—nicely done. That girl really nailed CRAZY, didn’t she? As in…HOLY CRAZY BATMAN! I could only DREAM of writing a character that psychotic.

But, the parts I didn’t like over-shadowed what I did. Mainly the sex. Yes…I’m a romance writer, you’re probably thinking… HUH? What do you mean you didn’t like the sex?

Well, when I’m reading a book that has love scenes in them…I think my brain tamps them down or something. But when it’s BAM in my face on a huge screen with 200 strangers—yikes. It was way too intense for me. Too graphic. The story/plot would have been so much more impactful without all the graphic sex. But, that’s me.

So, I’ll ask again. What’d you like? What’d you dislike? Would you buy the movie when it comes out on DVD? That’s how I usually gauge a movie and this one…so not one I would buy.


1 thought on “Gone Girl

  1. I haven’t seen Gone Girl but I never see movies until after they’ve been released on DVD. I usually don’t buy movies anymore either so I’m sure I won’t buy this one.

    I’m with you on graphic sex in film or books. I know what goes on and I don’t need a play by play. I’d rather have symbolic representations of what is abut to occur (wind blowing through sheer curtains, waves on the beach, or some other visual image). If the sex is not imperative to developing plot or character then leave it out.

    Tossing It Out

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