On the morning of Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) 5th wedding anniversary, Nick returns home to fine his wife gone and the house seemingly in disorder. Detective Rhonda Boney (Kim Dickens) and Officer Jim Gilpin (Patrick Fugit) inspect Nicks house after he calls them to investigate. Nick is questioned by the police who find it suspicious that he seems rather indifferent and passive when answering questions about his wife’s personal life. Amys disappearance become the focus of an intense media circus, Nick finds the spotlight turned on him, and suspicions grow tense when a seeming happy marriage is picked apart by the police and media bit by bit uncovering a horrifying truth.
Gone Girl, adapted from the Gillian Flynn novel of the same name, is one of those movies which I find hard to talk about because a lot of what I liked came from knowing very little about what I was going into. It should be the same for you. The reveals throughout the movie are made that much more thrilling because I could never have seen them coming. Trailers and sneak peeks would have ruined this. The abrupt shifts in perception keep the movie ticking along at a good pace and as you continue to try and figure out what’s going on and what will untimely happen. I kept trying to guess what would happen and was constantly being surprised.
Why did I choose this movie! All about the timing on this one, as I was in Belfast and it was on so me and Jennifer took ourselves to see it. The performances of Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike are outstanding, the supporting cast are fantastic however Neil Patrick Harris feels weak even slept through. It is a great show that has a lot to offer and is outstandingly tense and brutal. Finchers direction was an integral part of this movie giving it a darker edge that was needed. Visually stunning and immerse well worth watching.