Gone Girl

December 19th, 2014


Gone Girl

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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.

Release Year: 2014

Rating: 9.1/10 (944 voted)

Critic's Score: 81/100

Director: David Fincher

Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Writers: Gillian Flynn, Gillian Flynn

Ben Affleck - Nick Dunne
Rosamund Pike - Amy Dunne
Neil Patrick Harris - Desi Collings
Tyler Perry - Tanner Bolt
Carrie Coon - Margo Dunne
Kim Dickens - Detective Rhonda Boney
Patrick Fugit - Officer Jim Gilpin
David Clennon - Rand Elliot
Lisa Banes - Marybeth Elliott
Missi Pyle - Ellen Abbott
Emily Ratajkowski - Andie Hardy
Casey Wilson - Noelle Hawthorne
Lola Kirke - Greta
Boyd Holbrook - Jeff
Sela Ward - Sharon Schieber

Taglines: Was Nick Dunne lying?


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Country: USA

Language: English

Release Date: 3 October 2014

Filming Locations: Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA

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Did You Know?

During an August 2014 interview with New York Magazine, Tyler Perry said that he didn't know anything about the movie's source novel or its director, David Fincher, and that he wouldn't have accepted his role in the movie if he had: "I probably would have walked away from it. If I had known who David Fincher was, and his body of work, or if I'd known the book was so popular, I would have said, 'No.' And my agent knew that! He didn't tell me until after I signed on!" See more »


User Review


Rating: 8/10

The basic premise is as old as the movies.

An abduction leads to a media-circus.

Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) comes home one day to find his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) missing. The ensuing search and all the subsequent events, which shall not be revealed here, draw the viewer closer and closer into a complex world of everyday suburban reality and everyday suburban horror.

As if it needed to be pointed out, this balance of reality and horror, or horrendous reality, is the domain of Mr. Fincher. In his clear-cut no-nonsense style he has fashioned a powerful mystery-thriller that lands somewhere between Hitchcock, Lynch, Bergman and Chabrol. Although vastly different directors, they have shared an interest in dissecting reality and human nature.

Profiting from two exceptional lead actors (doubts about Mr. Affleck's acting abilities will hopefully be dispelled), it is Ms. Pike, who reveals herself as an immensely versatile and unpredictable force in this movie. Over more than ten years Ms. Pike has played big parts in small movies, or small parts in big movies (such as „Pride & Prejudice", „Wrath of the Titans" or „Jack Reacher"). Under the guise of Mr. Fincher she excels in every aspect and if any contenders for awards are to be named so early in the season, hers would be one of the first names (next to the outstanding cast of Richard Linklaters „Boyhood") to be written down.

Visually stunning as one would expect from Fincher, with an immersive soundtrack by Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross and an editing rhythm that cuts like a knife through the tissue of the story and its characters, „Gone Girl" leaves no doubt about its craft and the deceptive nature of its source novel by Gillian Flynn. The author adapted her book into a tightly wound screenplay, that adds fuel to an already burning analysis of modern marriage and human frailty.

The themes are familiar to Fincher, but he assembles them in an expertly fashion. And we are left wondering, amidst the suspense, about many of the so called estimable American values of the 20th century, that have now come crashing down under the weight of an economic, political and spiritual crisis.


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