So you may have seen television spots and other media trumpeting the following assessment of Gone Girl, which opens in theaters tomorrow.
So, yeah. They claim a professional film critic labeled this “the date-night movie of the decade.” Now I have not personally read Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel, but I’ve heard what my friends have to say about it. So my reaction was, “That can’t be right.”
So I investigate further. As it turns out the quote comes from this review by Peter Travers of Rolling Stone. And this is what he actually said:
I’m going to come out and call Gone Girl the date night movie of the decade for couples who’ve always dreamed of destroying each other.
Mystery solved! Some overzealous publicist CHOPPED OFF HALF OF THE SENTENCE and thus COMPLETELY ALTERED THE MEANING! And they are running off with it like Jamaal Charles!