Gone Girl is all about Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) who wakes up one morning and finds his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) is missing. Nick is convinced that Amy would return, but all evidence points to her death. The police recover blood samples from the kitchen and a bunch of stuff in the garage that incriminates Nick.
Most of the time, when the wife goes missing, the husband is the one responsible. Even if you have figured out the mystery, nothing will prepare you for the way the solution to the mystery presents itself.
The marriage in Gone Girl gets so ugly that you will be wondering whose side to take, because they have both turned into monsters and have no redeeming qualities.
Gone Girl stays true to the novel in terms of the structure. The first half is a mix of the initial investigation, cut to dreamlike flashback scenes out of Amy’s diary. The second half is predictably darker, crazier and depending at how you look at it, funnier.
The lead actors and it’s first-class supporting cast give the film it’s intensity. Ben Affleck is in total command of his role and delivers a believable performance as the clueless husband in a troubled marriage.
On the other hand, Rosamund Pike is the real revelation of Gone Girl. She beautifully juggles the various moods of her character and goes from manipulative to vulnerable in the fluttering of an eyelash. Her expressive reading of diary entries just heightens the sense of dread, the feeling of something terrible just about to happen.
Gone Girl is beautifully scripted and very well directed. The film is an edge of the seat drama, it’s gripping and has been handsomely mounted.
David Fincher’s Gone Girl, an adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel, is very addictive and a must watch.
Gone Girl deals with a dysfunctional marriage, it deals with a suspense drama and it deals with the meaning of relationships in the modern day. Gon...3.5