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“Gone Girl” is an abduction thriller adapted from the 2012 novel by Gillian Flynn, and is directed by the aficionado of all things weird, the genius that is David Fincher.
Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) comes home and finds that his wife Amy (Rosmund Pike) is missing.
Giving away much else would constitute a spoiler! In 2 hours and 25 minutes, which flew by, this movie goes places you would never expect, (unless, I suppose, you read the book).
Like all Fincher movies, this is immaculately directed. Part of me, like any good film student, wants to watch this film on mute and just look at the way the camera moves.
Ben Affleck is very good here as the lead, showing that in 2016, when “Batman vs Superman: Dawn of Justice” comes around, the caped crusader will not be played by the same guy who gave us “Daredevil”.
Rosamund Pike, though… WOW! We should see this actor a lot in the future. She gives one of the best female performances I’ve seen!
Leading up to this film’s release, the internet has been going crazy over Fincher’s impressive filmography. And it now has something else to get excited about.
My Top 10 list of movies for 2014 will be hard work!
Recommended Scenario: When you want nearly 2 ½ hours where you daren’t have a bathroom break, for fear of missing a moment of a masterpiece.
If what I have written tells you that you would like this film, you can book tickets to see it at your local Cineworld here.