A movie review written by Lee Sonogan
2hr29min (2014) Drama, Mystery, Thriller
Nick Dunne: When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers. The primal questions of a marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other? What will we do?
From the esteemed director David Fincher, Gone Girl originally a best selling book is impressive on the silver screen. There again as the title suggests, the story involves someone going missing plus the media frenzy surrounding it. At first, it seems cut and dry until the slow burner makes it way more complicated than it initially seemed. With a budget of $61 million dollars, the box office resulted in over 350 million profits for the effort invested.
Not giving him all the credit Rosamund Pike gave it all she got, on the other hand, the ending might not be as satisfying that can’t be blamed solely on her. Designed to express mixed feelings, it emphasises themes of modern relationships, obsessions of such things to dark/gritty nature of an entire mystery. Circumstances simple and intentionally confusing make this stand out from all the rest.
I highly recommend it for the romance gone wrong, side cameos from the like of Neil Patrick Harris; finally still remembering it all after being a few years since viewing myself. Roller coasting up and down before it establishes the climax, you won’t regret it if this is something that might interest you!