02nd June, 2015. 3:09pm
When someone wronged you, like truly hurt you physically and/or mentally, would you fight back? If you decided to, up to what length are you willing to do to get your revenge?
If there’s one thing Rosamund Pike is good at, it’s nailing the crazy lady. From Gone Girl to Return to Sender, Rosamund Pike is one heck of an actress!
I know that for some people, Return to Sender is a lot like Gone Girl. I even thought that myself. It’s almost a dead ringer for Gone Girl’s prequel. But after watching the film, I suddenly grew a bit of fear with those who work at the hospital; nurses, doctors, especially. Because when you wronged someone who works in the field of medicine, it wouldn’t be a surprised if they use all the knowledge that they’ve learned from studying medicine all those years. True, taking advantage of their knowledge to get back from the person who hurt them can cause their license, but it’s still scary as shit. And Rosamund Pike as the nurse-turned-Surgeon-to-be-turned-rape-victim proved how scary it is.
The thing is, the movie was actually predictable. I knew, from the moment she handed hospital food to the dog up to when she started asking William how the prison food was, what she would eventually do. It doesn’t have the gory details that Gone Girl had, but it’s still freaky. I don’t know, maybe I am just weird that way.
And the way it ended. I can’t believe they ended it like that! I would have wanted to see what happens next but, at the same time, I’m also glad that it did end that way. It made me ask a lot of questions enough to pop a nerve on my brain. And the title, kind of clever, as well. If you watch the movie, I’m pretty sure you’d understand why. At least I did.
I hope Rosamund Pike wouldn’t be typecasted because of Gone Girl and Return to Sender. She nails the crazy sociopath but I also know that she’s so much more than that.