Movie Review: Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Release Date: October 3rd 2014
Director: David Fincher
Writers: Gillian Flynn (screenplay & novel)
Main Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry
Genres: Drama | Mystery | Thriller
MPAA Rating: Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language
Studio: 20th Century Fox Film Corporation

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On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Written by Twentieth Century Fox

Stunned. A deer in headlights. I am positive that is the look that was on my face when the ending credits began to roll. I had read the book in 2013 so I was aware of how the story would play out. I just had no idea that it would be portrayed so perfectly on screen.

Nick and Amy Dunne, their marriage has fallen apart to say the least. Beginning as most do with smiles across a crowded room, romantic gestures, steamy sex in the most unexpected places, the fun stuff that makes you feel numb to the world around you because all that matters is you and your new person.

And then reality sets in. A young couple caring for a sick parent, the loss of a job, the stress of a failing business and infidelity. That’s just about enough to make anyone go insane. In our story, it is Amy who loses her mind, while Nick remains oblivious to the fact that she has had enough. Don’t mess with Amy, she won’t stay the victim for long.

Amy is gone, missing from her home. Nick, he is the main suspect. How did things get this bad? The real story of love gone wrong unfolds, Nick isn’t the perfect husband. Amy is not the perfect wife.

This movie will keep you wondering. It will surprise and shock you. By the middle of the movie I remembered how much I disliked Amy. Amazing Amy is a bitch and that is putting it nicely!

You don’t have to have read the book to follow the movie, it does well as a stand alone. It does have its’ moments that are obviously not for younger teens, some brief sex scenes and some pretty intense acts of violence that don’t last long on screen but definitely made a lasting impression in my memory!

Gone Girl is long, so grab your snacks and settle in. This is going to take you on a long, unbelievable ride you aren’t soon to forget!

Have you read the novel???

1 comment:

  1. Yes, I read and watched this. Amy was soooo much meaner in the film. I liked both versions.


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