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Gone Girl

11 Jan

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent. (IMDb)

So, I was not expecting the many twists and turns that this one took. Because about forty minutes in was what felt like an ending. And honestly they could have gone along with that ending and it still would have been an interesting movie. What makes this stand out is that it keeps going, and keeps spiraling downward, until you reach the end and it just hits you how far these characters spiraled. Ben Affleck is really good as Nick. Nick is kind of an asshole who gets put in a situation that no one should be. So, you feel sympathy for him but you also think he’s a dumbass. Affleck did a really nice job with the balancing act for his character as a whole. Rosamund Pike is indescribable as Amy. Mostly because I don’t want to ruin it for anyone who hasn’t seen it yet, but she also does a really nice job. I also really enjoyed Neil Patrick Harris as Amy’s high school boyfriend and Carrie Coon as Nick’s sister. As a whole, I’m honestly never disappointed with David Fincher films. He keeps them quickly paced, visually interesting, and he always gets good stuff out of his actors.

8/10

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Posted by on January 11, 2015 in Uncategorized

 

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3 responses to “Gone Girl

  1. Carly

    January 11, 2015 at 4:53 am

    Good review. Dunno if you read the book but my problem with the movie (as much as I liked it) was that Ben Affleck’s character was a bit underdeveloped. In the book, it goes into why Nick was such a slimy bastard, whereas the movie just scratches the surface. If you haven’t already, I recommend you read the book. It’s really good.

     
    • jeleff11

      January 12, 2015 at 3:49 pm

      Thanks!
      The book is on my list, so I plan on reading it.
      I will say that the movie focused more on Amy rather than Nick. Can’t wait to read the book and see the similarities/differences!

       

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