this was fun but midway through i read trivia that kate bush was initially considered for the main role and i will admit that i spent the rest of the movie desperately wishing kate bush had been cast after all
nothing and no one will ever come close.* i finally felt emotionally prepared to watch the extended cut and it really did deliver—i liked all the references to real people and places and seeing more of the band's dynamic (establishing the tension that comes to a head in the third act of the film) as well as a slightly clearer look into penny's mental state. my only complaint about the longer version is that it had more jimmy fallon.
*except for velvet goldmine, natch.
the fact that david fincher didn't want to cut any of the script so he just told all the actors to talk really fast is literally so iconic
EDIT: i do not know why this 'review' has so many likes but to answer everyone's questions, no i have no clue if this is true i just read it in the imdb trivia section for the film. so take it up with them if you've got doubts