GONE GIRL — directed by David Fincher and based upon the global best seller by Gillian Flynn — unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), 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?
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This is the most elegant, exquisitely made trash.
Fincher is as Fincher does. And what Fincher does better than almost anyone is create moody, meticulously crafted thrillers that straddle the divide between genre and art.
In the film's final stages [Fincher] seems to be relying entirely on craft - but, boy, is it effective craft.
Once you release the movie from the demand that it be significant, there are a number of achievements.
It's sick fun that leaves a scar; popcorn entertainment that bites back. Dig in.
Fans of Flynn's 2012 novel will not be one tiny bit disappointed.
145 minutes of riveting drama and surprises.