The other evening I went on a rare trip to the cinema to see the new Ben Affleck film Gone Girl.
All my girlfriends had been raving about how brilliant it is, so I had to see for myself what all the fuss was about.
The last time I went to the movies was to see Warhorse, so it’s been quite a while.
What an eye-opener it turned out to be! There I was with my regular latte and my little tube of Fruit Pastilles, whilst almost everyone around me seemed to be eating their own body weight in popcorn and slurping fizzy pop in cardboard cups the size of milk churns.
I couldn’t believe how big the portions were. No wonder Britain has the highest percentage of obese adults in Europe.
A couple sat alongside me wolfed down two hotdogs EACH and a monster bucket of popcorn by the time the trailors had finished – then started on a bag of Haribos.
It was shocking and in total contrast to people who go to the theatre and might just have a drink or the odd ice-cream.
Anyway, back to the movie, which has one of the most intriguing, dark and stylish plots.
I won’t spoil the story, but for once we have a devilish villainess instead of the usual male.
Everyone loves a villain and in the past we’ve had evil geniuses and violent criminals that make us hiss and boo at the screen,
Heroes are great too of course, but no-one ever forgets a formidable villain – and they don’t come any better than actress Rosamund Pike, who plays the cunning, charismatic Amy.
It’s a disturbing portrayal of a relationship gone utterly awry and completely drew me in from the get-go.
Amazing Amy is undoubtedly the best thing thing about the film.
I was so engrossed in the story and Ms Pike that I even managed to miss Ben Affleck’s full- frontal appearance (apparently).
Seriously, it’s so refreshing to have a female character that is ruthless and oh so dangerous.
I walked out of the cinema with my friend,we looked at each other and agreed we were kind of obsessed with Amy.
And the reason? She is so inspiring.