We decided to pull the ultimate trick on trick or treaters last night and use the money we would normally spend on candy to go out to eat and to a movie. While I missed seeing all the costumes and grinning faces, I enjoyed the date night with My Knight and I really enjoyed the movie.
We saw The Accountant with Ben Affleck and Anna Kendrick. I’d seen the trailers and was somewhat interested, but I hadn’t put it on my “must-see” list. But then I read some reviews, and I was intrigued. The movie was getting good reviews on pretty much every platform or site I visited, and one post even called it “Rainman meets Jason Bourne.”
As crazy as that sounds…it’s a pretty accurate description. I never knew a film about accountancy could be so enthralling! Obviously, when most people look for accountants they look for companies like Porte Brown that can get things done efficiently and easily instead of the Ben Affleck killing kind, but I think this one makes for a more exciting film.
I’m not a huge fan of Affleck. Now, let me clarify by saying I don’t dislike Ben Affleck, but he’s not someone I see in a preview and say, “Oh wow. I gotta go see this just because he’s in it.” That’s the reaction I have for Meryl Streep, Helen Mirren, Tom Hanks, Tom Hardy, and Mark Wahlberg. Although I’ll admit Hardy and Wahlberg may be for different reasons than the others.
But Ben Affleck did that good in this role, we thought. Anna Kendrick was as delightful as always, and although I’ll never forgive John Lithgow for that gut-wrenching season finale of Dexter, he is usually a joy to watch.
The plot had enough twists and surprises to keep me guessing, and the action had me holding my breath in a couple of spots and grabbing onto My Knight’s arm more than once in a tense moment.
So if you’re looking for a fun date night, check out The Accountant!
I’d love to hear from you if you go see it, and I’d love any movie recommendations you have for me!
Happy November everyone!