The Dunnes were made for each other.

Title: Gone Girl

Rating: ★★★★½

Director: David Fincher

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Crime, Thriller

Notable Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosemund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens

Rotten Tomatoes Says:
“Dark, intelligent, and stylish to a fault, Gone Girl plays to director David Fincher’s sick strengths while bringing the best out of stars Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike.”

Summary & Review:
Nick Dunne is a likable idiot that’s lost his motivation in life. Then, he unexpectedly faces charges for the murder of his wife: the literary celebrity Amy Dunne. Nick is thrust into an up-hill public battle to prove his innocence and solve the murder of his wife, which turns out to be far more complicated than he imagined. Just like marriage itself.

Beautfully scripted, acted, and edited, Gone Girl pushes all the right buttons to be a thought-provoking and meanigful thriller. It lacks morals, but makes up for it with Hitchcockian flare for surreal plot twists.

I would not recommend anyone watch this film, because I think that everyone’s response to it will be so deeply personal that it will shock, confuse, and distort reality for many viewers. On the other hand, it’s one of the most lovingly, creatively crafted movies of 2014. It won’t surprise me at all when this movie is discussed during awards season.

Best Line:
“Amazing f***ing Amy is getting f***ing married!” - Amy Dunne (In truth, there were many best lines.)

Favorite Character: Nick Dunne

Joe Darnell

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