Movie Review: Gone Girl

Alisa Posey, Staff Writer

If you are looking for something to see that will leave you on the edge of your seat wondering what will happen next, “Gone Girl” is should be your choice. Based on the best seller by Gilligan Flynn, “Gone Girl” has reached the top of the box office in its opening weeks.

The film is directed by the brilliant David Fincher and is about Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) who comes home and finds that his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has disappeared on their fifth wedding anniversary. A detective (Kim Dickens), an officer (Patrick Fugit), and Nick’s twin sister, Margo (Carrie Coon) start suspecting that maybe he was involved with his wife’s disappearance because of his behavior. He later admits to his sister that him and Amy were having problems in their marriage but insists that he had nothing to do with the disappearance of his wife. With evidence that points to Nick as the culprit, he hires a defense attorney named Tanner Bolt (Tyler Perry) to help prove his innocence and ameliorate his public image.

From beginning to end this film will keep you wondering and guessing. It’s a suspenseful film. The amazing cast will keep you engaged. Affleck gave a remarkable performance as Nick, making the audience guess about his guilt or innocence. Rosamund Pike gave a killer performance. She was able to create a smart, strong and independent character, but was also able to create another side of her character that may make anyone feel the suspense.

While some audiences are saying that this film is not as good at the book, David Fincher knows how to make a great book-to-film adaptation. He proved that with “The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo.” “Gone Girl” works very well as a film, though some people may think that it’s too long with its duration of about two and a half hours. But if you’re like me,  you’ll be so engaged you may forget about the length and keep wondering what will happen next.

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