Congrats to our US-based folks! You survived Thanksgiving weekend, rife with awkward family tension, hot-button social issues, and Black Friday madness!
I went into The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (henceforth known as TGWTDT because I have lazy sloth fingers) having no concept of the story or the characters. My mother, who has read all of the books and saw the movie last week, assured me that the movie was very true to the book and that I would enjoy myself. I trust her opinion, and I also trust David Fincher, so making the decision to go see the movie was a no-brainer.