15 January 2015

Movie Review & Giveaway: Gone Girl

Gone Girl MovieWhen I reviewed Gillian Flynn's Gone Girl in 2012, I noted that the book exposes the "dark recesses" of a marriage, and I recommended the novel as a "good read." It was no surprise to me that the book was made into a movie because the plot had all the makings of a good visual story.

Now that I've seen the Blu-ray™ version of Gone Girl, I can confirm that it's an excellent movie. Before I get into the details, let me start with Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment's summary:

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits, and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
I don't say this often, but I liked the movie better than the book. When author Gillian Flynn wrote the screenplay for Gone Girl, she tightened the plot, without losing the creep factor and the surprises. Helping her along was David Fincher (director) and the impeccable cast. Not only were Affleck and Pike absolutely perfectly suited for their roles but so were Neil Patrick Harris (who played Desi), Carrie Coon (playing Go), and everyone else from Amy's parents to the local police.

The trimmed plot accelerated the action, and the actors' body language, exchanged looks, and on-screen chemistry made Gone Girl shine. Don't miss this one.

Home Edition Extra: The Blu-ray™, DVD, Digital HD™ version of Gone Girl was released this week. I just love the packaging of the Blu-ray™ edition: Not only does it come with the disk and a digital streaming code, but you also get the very cute Amazing Amy: Tattle Tale book. You'll love the story and the illustrations, especially after you get to know the real, grown-up Amy.

Gone Girl MovieGiveaway: Thanks to Think Jam and Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, I'm able to offer one of my readers with a U.S. mailing address a copy of the Blu-ray™ edition of Gone Girl (complete with the Amazing Amy booklet) plus a copy of the paperback (movie tie-in edition). This is a great giveaway for movie buffs and readers alike.

All you have to do to be entered for a chance to win is to fill out the form. I'll pick a winner via a random number generator on January 22. Once the winner has been verified, I'll erase all personal information from my computer. Good luck!


Unknown 1/15/15, 7:16 AM  

thank you for the chance :)

rhapsodyinbooks 1/15/15, 7:32 AM  

Great giveaway. I definitely want to see the movie!

Amanda 1/15/15, 8:33 AM  

I kinda want to see this, but I'm scared, because dark gritty movies tend to include at least one graphic vomit scene, and I just can't handle it. I tend to make people preview movies for me ahead of time, haha!

bermudaonion 1/15/15, 8:57 AM  

Pick me! Pick me! Carl hasn't seen this yet and I really want him to. Thanks for the giveaway!

Daryl 1/15/15, 1:59 PM  

Ray watched this but i passed, i didnt read the book either .. something about the promotion of the book turned me off .. silly, i know but hey to each their own … thanks

Carol 1/15/15, 4:56 PM  

I need to get a blue ray player.

I'm glad the movie is good. I haven't read the book, but I'm going to make my husband watch the movie with me sometime soon.

Ceri 1/15/15, 7:01 PM  

I really enjoyed the book, really looking forward to watching the movie!

Belle Wong 1/15/15, 8:11 PM  

This is in my TBR pile - really should get to it!

Tina 1/15/15, 8:30 PM  

nice giveaway, the book was dark and had me turning the pages

ChaosIsAFriendOfMine 1/15/15, 9:18 PM  

I loved the movie so much I saw it twice in the theater. I was happy to see that Rosamund Pike was nominated for the Best Actress Oscar. She totally deserves it.

grammajudyb 1/16/15, 8:44 AM  

I haven't read the book, nor seen the movie yet. Thanks for the giveaway.

Kaizen Fashion Project 1/18/15, 9:09 AM  

Yowza! Super excited about this giveaway! I've read the book and cannot wait to see the film!

jilllora 1/18/15, 9:07 PM  

I loved the movie, and I don't say that often. Wasn't crazy about Pike at first, but she grew on me. On while I'm not a huge Affleck fan, I thought he did a fabulous job. And the final scene with Neil Patrick Harris...O.M.G.

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