Finally saw this last night. Been anticipating it since it was first announced, as I’m a big David Fincher fan and have always been an Affleck defender. Also Rosamund Pike is a great actress who doesn’t get enough solid roles. Anyhow, it lived up to every expectation. The only thing I feel unsure about is the ending, but I anticipated that as the story itself and all it’s twists and turns build up to a climax that’s hard to live up to the hype. It wasn’t a bad ending, just a bit of a head scratcher. Anyhow,it’s brilliantly acted by all, and of course gorgeously shot by Fincher; one of my all time favorite directors. This will surely be an oscar contender. At the very least for the cinematography and Rosamund Pike under Best Actress. Although it should also be nominated for best director as well as screenplay. Few movies keep me guessing all the way through, and this one does. I had no idea what was gonna happen next, and every time a new development arrived I was legitimately surprised and nervous for the next one. And there are definitely a few “holy shit” moments. It’s not a movie to be seen on a date, if you’re not totally comfortable and secure with that person. You need to be able to handle a debate afterwards, as there is a high chance of it occurring. So go see it. And the small inclusion of Emily Ratajkowski is very welcome. But don’t hate ladies, you get to see Ben’s dick. Eye candy aside, this is an outstanding film.
“The worst part of success is trying to find someone who is happy for you.”