My expectations are fairly low. As I've been saying about the book, it's trashier, sort of nasty-good. Pulp fiction vs the slightly more literary air of Gone Girl.
Here's part of what I said in my post last year:
Flynn really knows how to write flawed characters doesn't she? No one is innocent in a Flynn book. The author excels at revealing humanity with all our ugly failings; self-serving, weak and disreputable. There were no heroes living at the Day house. Libby herself, the protagonist, is a self-proclaimed liar and a thief, with a penchant for palming miscellaneous trinkets. I found myself feeling very much like I did when I read Flynn's Gone Girl; I hated everyone but there's no way I could stop reading!
In the end, I found the book as flawed as the characters but enjoyed the read anyway. I'm hoping that holds true for the film. Plenty of time for you to read Gillian Flynn's book before you see the movie.
It's a perfect beach read. Fast and fun to read but not so precious you mind getting some sand and suntan oil on your copy.
Dark Places stars Charlize Theron, Nicholas Hoult, Christina Hendricks, Corey Stoll, Tye Sheridan and Chloe Grace Moretz.
Here's the trailer, will you be watching the movie?