Yes, I know… Another David Fincher movie… What can I say? He is good. Even if you enjoyed the book and already know the story, Rosamund Pike gives an amazing chilly performance that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
I don’t know why I like this movie so much. Granted, David Fincher is obviously one of my favourite directors, but this particular film has never generally been considered to be one of his finest. Yet somehow, I don’t seem to care, and every time I watch it, I get sucked in for the ride and thoroughly enjoy it. Am I the only one?
From one of my favourite directors David Fincher comes a beautiful and magical old-fashioned story about a man with a very peculiar problem, a woman, and life bringing them together or keeping them apart. If this sounds like the most banal storyline, the movie is anything but. Served by a great ensemble cast of talented actors, superb special effects, a fantastic short story from F. Scott Fitzgerald, this is truly a masterpiece.
There can be no list of my favourite movies without Fight Club, the perfect meeting of David Fincher’s directing genius and Chuck Palahniuk‘s amazing novel (I am looking forward to Invisible Monsters next year, the adaptation of possibly his best book). Brad Pitt famously thanked him for “the best f***ing part of [his] f***ing career”, and he was right. Just watch it if you haven’t yet…