Gone Girl

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Jillian Flynn’s best selling novel about lies and deceit has been fast tracked to the big screen in the mystery thriller Gone Girl. Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) is a writer turned bar-owner who comes home on his 5th wedding anniversary to find the house completely torn apart and his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) missing. When the police begin questioning him, not only does he not look distraught, but they find out there has been infidelity and other troubles in the marriage. He eventually has to hire defense attorney Tanner Bolt (Tyler Perry) who begins to figure out the hostility and resentment Amy had for Nick while she calculated her revenge on him. In the meantime, one of Amy’s ex-boyfriends named Eesi (Neil Patrick Harris) enters the picture and then disappears in a rather dramatic way. Since this movie is full of suspense and twists and turns, I’m reluctant to reveal much of the plot. This film has almost everything a topnotch movie needs to win awards. First, the director David Fincher knows precisely how to use the flashbacks that are necessary in this film. He also adds a sound track that builds tension from the beginning of the movie through the end credits. The story seems to move seamlessly from the book to the cinema because Jillian Flynn also wrote the screenplay for the movie. Finally, he finds the perfect cast to play all of the characters. In fact, there are several outstanding performances and I wouldn’t be surprised to see individual best performance awards as well as a nomination for best cast ensemble. This film was fantastic right up to the very strange last scene which left me scratching my head and rolling my eyes. (Yes, I can roll my eyes – sort of.) This is an engaging film and one of the best of the year so far and I’m giving it an A- rating.

This movie has been given an R rating by the MPAA