Did anyone else love GONE GIRL? So far I have been disappointed with BOYHOOD, annoyed with BIRDMAN and unaffected by AMERICAN SNIPER...
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I liked Gone Girl. I have yet to see American Sniper, Boyhood was ambitious but overall just okay, and I couldn't finish Birdman.
I haven't read the book Gone Girl, but for me, I lost interest as soon as we find out she's alive and well. The tension burst. That reveal shouldn't have happen until 3/4 way mark IMO. I thought Birdman was enjoyable and I have yet to see American Sniper.
Boyhood was great but honestly I think you need to be 35+ to appreciate that movie
Perhaps. 35+ I am not. Just meandered along for 3 hours.
That's interesting Dave. I'll rewatch it later in life. Why would you say that though? The kid only grew to be 18.
Jean-Pierre, around the age of 35, we start to reflect more on the passage of time in our lives. Although when you are 22 you can joke with your friends about that song you all liked when you were 14, it doesn't resonate in the same way as it does when you reach mid-30s. Basically you get deeper when you get older. Which in my case is not very deep but still deeper.
Okay, I am 35+ and honestly I'm not interested in seeing Boyhood. Sure, the way in which it was filmed, the incredible time frame, the touching story, it's a great movie so I am told, but... nah.
I thought Gone Girl was good. I have not read the book. However, I had so many issues with the ending and the lack of logical crime scene and crime investigation -- huge holes could have been blown through her web of lies. The performances were great, especially the portrayal of psychopathy. But, that ending.... Unsatisfying.
I have not seen Birdman yet and I probably will not see American Sniper, albeit Bradley Cooper's performance is worth seeing.
Here's my take and my daughter's take on Gone Girl: http://thewritergetsit.com/gone-girl-under-the-knife/ hopefully of interest to some of you! Cheers.
Hi Nic! Great article. Yup, two major points that would have done her in; the nosy neighbors; and the fact that there was not an injury, nor evidence of an injury, on her body that would have left a couple of pints of blood on the floor. Plus, no hair or tissue, just blood, on the supposed weapon -- no "real" transference. An injury like that could possibly include a skull fracture. The one thing I disagree with the article is regarding motive, or rather, I can perhaps offer another possible explanation for her actions; "Amy" has a personality disorder, therefore she is not motivated by what most would consider "normal" reasons. She is a psychopath but also has Narcissistic Personality Disorder, which is characterized by a long-standing pattern of grandiosity (either in fantasy or actual behavior), an overwhelming need for admiration, and usually a complete lack of empathy toward others. People with these disorders often believe they are of primary importance in everybody’s life or to anyone they meet. Amy needed no other motivation than Nic betraying her. "How dare he to that to ME." People with these disorders are highly manipulative and are pathological liars. Obsessive too. Perfectionists. They crave attention and everyone is there to serve their needs. In the film, Amy clearly had a past of hurting those -- in gross disproportional ways -- who she believed hurt her in some way, no matter how small the offense. It's all about her and what she wants. That's it. Her parents (more her mother) in the film showed signs of the same illness and they certainly fed Amy's oversensitive, egocentric view of herself, making her the subject/object of their books.