there’s so much pain in this world and it’s heartbreaking to think about it sometimes. i’m so glad i have zoe and meryl to brighten things up for me.
this is a pretty great film. looking at the run time and the fact that i’m so used to shorter tv-sized viewing now, i was worried that this was going to be a drag. it actually flew by very quickly. the tension is kept up very well, the music and acting and writing all help greatly. fincher is just great at this and it’s a joy to watch a couple really good films in a row after i had gone so long without watching something new and really great in the theater.
it preys on all the fears a person can have about love and marriage or knowing other people. it has that fatal attraction feel mixed with revolutionary road with ace in the hole. there are so many places to look when you watch the film. so many things to think about. i think it’ll be a film that holds up to repeated viewings which is funny because the guy who sold us the tickets asked us if it was the first time we had seen it, implying that it’s not a film you watch only once.
great stuff here. works like this and breaking bad and revolutionary road inspire me to live life truthfully and fully and enjoy what i have. so, in that vein i’m going to go wake up my daughter from her cat nap.Watched in theater