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Saturday, October 4, 2014

MOVIE REVIEW: GONE GIRL










































GONE GIRL – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), 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?

 Director: David Fincher 

Cast: Rosamund Pike, Ben Affleck, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris, David Clennon

Release Date: Oct 03, 2014

Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language

Runtime: 2 hr. 25 min.

Genres: Suspense/Thriller

Review:

Gone Girl is a wonderfully dark decent into the recesses of martial hatred and resentment.  It’s something that anyone who’s been in long term relationship can relate to and David Fincher’s new film takes it to its most extreme points.  Any other director might have fallen into some of the most glaring Lifetime movie tropes of the story but Fincher elevates the entire proceedings giving us something closer to his criminally underrated The Game.  The story’s big reveal isn’t much of a surprise to be honest but it makes for an interesting turn where things really start to kick off in extreme ways.  The cast is generally fantastic even Tyler Perry who’s pitch perfect as the high priced lawyer.  Ben Affleck is perfectly suited for the smug but terribly tone deaf husband and Rosamund Pike is just stellar as his wife.  It’s an impressive dissection of our tabloid culture while hitting on some uncomfortable truths about inattention and lingering resentment that burrows into peoples souls.  It’s probably needless to say but Gone Girl is the type of film that sticks with you once you’ve left the theater. 

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6 comments:

  1. Because I've read the book, I can't really cosign on Perry's portrayal. But i do love most everything about this movie. Deliciously evil

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    1. I wish I'd read the book before seeing the film because it's a twisted little tale. Great film.

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  2. Wow, my thoughts exactly! When I have time I watch Investigation Discovery and I felt this movie was mocking me too in a way. I loved its critique on this "fascinated-with-crime" media culture.

    Enjoyed the review!

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    1. Thank you Evi, it's film that really burrows into my mind. Very much a critique of our media obsessed culture especially when it come to true crime.

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  3. Perfect review of a perfect movie. It blew me away like I never expected.

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    1. Agreed man, it's a bloody excellent film.

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