Honestly, I’ve had a major crush on Rosamund Pike since her portrayal of the eldest Bennet daughter in the 2005 adaptation of Jane Austen’s novel Pride and Prejudice. She was elegant and classic and she portrayed the role perfectly.
My respect for Pike as an actress only increased after seeing her in Gone Girl. Her acting chops were really put to the test with the role of Amy Dunne, a seemingly sweet and innocent victim that had an entire other side to her.
I was impressed.
So, when I saw Return To Sender, a thriller starring Pike as a small town nurse who accepts a blind date from a “man who isn’t who he claims to be,” I had to add it to my Netflix cue.
The film begins like romantic comedy/drama with the ambitious and intelligent, single woman working towards advancing in the medical field. She’s sweet, caring, a little shy, and the most talented in her area. She’s going places. That is, until a man posing as her online first date talks his way into her house and violently rapes her.
Without giving too much away, if you ever saw Pike in Gone Girl, you know what she is capable of. Multiply that times a thousand, add insane knowledge of medicine, and this guy is soon to realize he made a big mistake.
Celebrate Women in Film Wednesday with this final girl, revenge story that will have you glued to the screen from start to finish. Trust me, Rosamund Pike’s performance is worth the night in.