🎥 Kemper’s review published on Letterboxd:
“I did not kill my wife, I am not a muderer.”
This film was directed by David Fincher and stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Kim Dickens, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry
The film is a dark, twisted film that is filled with surprises and many questions about who we as the viewer can believe and who we can trust within the story. Ben Affleck turns in another phenomenal performance, he’s such an underrated actor in my opinion and he was so amazing in this role. Rosamund Pike gives one of the biggest standout performances in the movie she completely deserved that Oscar nomination, she brought so much to the film as Amy and its arguably her best
performance to date. Surprisingly Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry both did an incredible job in their supporting roles, but the real standout in my opinion is Carrie Coon as Nick's twin sister Margo, she’s the only real rational person that the audience can identify with in this super dark unreliable narrative. The cinematography was so good I really can’t stress that enough, it’s amazing and it’s worth the watch for that alone.
“When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers.”
David Fincher's direction is once again perfection. There is a reveal about halfway through the movie that left me shocked, I had absolutely no idea where the story was gonna go from there and the conclusion of the story was perfect in my mind. I can easily see how someone could be disappointed by the whole climax of the movie but I think Fincher handled everything perfectly as always. Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross’s original score was really good, not as memorable as some of the original soundtracks in Fischer’s other movies but still really solid. This film will have you questioning everything up until the credits role and when you’re able to do that in a psychological thriller you have succeeded. This film is a must watch for fans of Fincher and certainly a must watch for any fan of the whole mystery/thriller genre. Finally I want to mention my only real gripe with the film, to me it doesn’t feel very rewatchable it’s definitely something I’d revisit after a long period of time but it’s not a movie I feel the need to rewatch immediately. Other than that I thought this film was pretty much flawless.
Overall I feel that while not being my personal favorite Fincher flick it’s still OUTSTANDING.
“What Have We Done To Each Other? What Will We Do?”