Gone Girl

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8.12 h 29 min2014X-RayR
Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike head an all-star cast in this thriller based on Gillian Flynn's bestseller about a man suspected of wrongdoing when his wife goes missing.
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David Fincher
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Ben AffleckRosamund PikeNeil Patrick Harris
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SuspenseDrama
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Tyler Perry
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Emily McMullinReviewed in the United States on March 8, 2018
1.0 out of 5 stars
Good plot twists but messed-up ending
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This is seriously the most messed up movie I've ever seen. It feels like the person who wrote the story had a bad marriage experience and so decided that all marriages must be horrible and hurtful to both parties. The plot twists are good as are the actors. But both characters did very wrong things and never really learned from their mistakes or paid for them (particularly the wife, who is a demon incarnate). I wouldn't recommend wasting your money on this one, unless you too feel bitter about marriage.
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Emma JensenReviewed in the United States on November 3, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Amazing mystery movie that keeps you guessing
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Amazing mystery movie that keeps you guessing. DON'T TALK TO ANYONE WHO HAS SEEN IT. Don't even watch the trailer. Just know that there is a twist in the movie, and the less you know, the more you will enjoy it. Not to say that its completely unwatchable a second time with you knowing the twist. In fact, with a second viewing you may notice things you never noticed before. And watching this with those who have never seen it before can be quite a hoot. Some may look and the run time and cringe, but trust me this movie will suck you in and you will be completely engrossed. But I will warn you, don't watch this for date night, especially if you are on the outs
The acting is surperb, the screenplay is amazing (and written by the same woman who wrote the book) and David Fincher is the perfect director for this movie.
42 people found this helpful
Matthew D'SouzaReviewed in the United States on March 9, 2019
4.0 out of 5 stars
A Disturbing Crime Thriller
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A dramatic investigation leads into mind numbing twists.

David Fincher's Gone Girl (2014) is a stylized thriller with chilling surprises. Gillian Flynn's story is disturbing and creative with a fresh perspective on the crime thriller. Fincher's direction complements her writing with his sleek, smooth camera shots of clear violence and open sexuality.

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross' score is more subdued than his work on The Social Network or The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo.

Ben Affleck is a snooze of a lead unfortunately. I never liked him as a person, nor I have ever been convinced by his acting. He is just so lazy and mundane looking. His glazed over expression carries over for most of the film. He does capture the essence of a terrible husband, unsympathetic loser, and a strange decision maker. At least, you are not supposed to like his character as he is a jerk, but Affleck pulls off unlikable with ease.

Rosamund Pike is the real star of Gone Girl. Her character constantly gets talked about, but once you start following her perspective, the whole film changes lens and meaning. She is chilling, yet charming. Pike deserved all the acclaim she received for Gone Girl as she is subtle and unnerving throughout Gone Girl!

Carrie Coon is fantastic, likable, and sympathetic as Affleck's sister. She is very genuine and funny, while adding a dramatic depth to Affleck's side as you care about her. She gives the emotional performance he cannot.

I was impressed by the dramatic turn from both comedic actors Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris. They felt completely believable as their respective characters in Gone Girl. I hope they continue down a more serious film path, but who knows.

Also, Kim Dickens is hilarious as the hard boiled detective with a witty arsenal of comebacks and remarks.

Lastly, I suppose I should mention supermodel Emily Ratajkowski's acting is pretty good. She out acts Affleck in her introductory scene, then proceeds to get two more memorable moments. She did alright.

Everyone else is forgettable or passable in their minor roles.

In all, I'm not sure that I like Gone Girl so much as I appreciate. It's a great story told beautifully. The acting is mostly solid with a few standout roles like Rosamund Pike. I think Ben Affleck's lack of charisma or energy is what will always hold Gone Girl back for me. I'd honestly rank this as my least favorite David Fincher film, but it's still a decent film.
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Crow-ConspiratorReviewed in the United States on November 5, 2018
4.0 out of 5 stars
Preposterous but Entertaining
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Consider a marriage in which one partner is a pychopath. One partner disappears under very suspicious circumstances, leaving the other to demonstrate their lack of public relations skills. Soon, the story of an affair breaks. Breaks keep coming—bad ones. I’m not going to kick this entertaining puppy. I was mostly drawn in while I was watching it. The female lead detective, Kim Dickens, should have been nominated for best supporting actress. I will say that she should should have gone with her instincts on this stinker of a case. And the person arrested might have considered hiring some private investigators to recreate the other one’s movements. In fact, I still couldn’t tell you why the end rolls out to such an unsatisfying ending. The reason offered by the book (and movie) expects us to buy it because... the book was a huge success? It’s not meant to be taken seriously?

Okay. Let’s say the author and filmmaker realize it’s preposterous, but figure they’re offering some mindless entertainment, so lay off, would you? I’m cool with that. As a black comedy (whatever it was they were trying to do) it works pretty well. That’s why I gave it four stars. It’s a great date movie as long as you have an alibi besides your date.
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Zachary TilleyReviewed in the United States on February 21, 2016
4.0 out of 5 stars
This movie was so great I actually LIKE Ben Affleck now!
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OmG this movie was almost as suspenseful and awesome as the book! I loved every single moment of it, which in and of itself is amazing since I DESPISE Ben Affleck! The story is fascinating and very original, so Mich so that I have watched this particular film four times since I purchased it....it also sticks very closely to the actual book which makes me respect it immensely....However I only give it four stars because Rosamund Pike(aka Amazing Amy)Is not a particularly good actress....she is just very blah and not very expressive...I am very suproised at ratings saying that the story was very unbelievable especially towards the ending.... I have to IMMENSLEY disagree! I found the entire thing to be very believable which is what makes it so fantastic to me! Amy Dunne is a cold, calculating and HIGHLY intelligent woman. She just managed to cover all the bases in her crime which is(for some reason) something criminals apparently never do! BUY this movie! It is extremely worth adding to your collection and if you haven't read the book yet? Definitely run out and grab a copy it is even more suspenseful and exciting seeing as how they can build up in more detail there!
25 people found this helpful
Christina ReynoldsReviewed in the United States on August 1, 2020
4.0 out of 5 stars
Plot twist are too good, couldn't look away....
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Gone Girl is a 2014 American psychological thriller film directed by David Fincher based on a novel of the same title. The film stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, and Tyler Perry.
Set in Missouri, the story begins as a mystery that follows the events surrounding Nick Dunne (Affleck), who becomes the prime suspect in the sudden disappearance of his wife Amy (Pike).

First and foremost, this film's plot is very easy to follow; given the narrative structure (flashbacks are integrated within the story) it was a smart choice on the director's part to include words explicitly stating what point of the movie is being watched (1 hour gone, 30 days gone, etc etc) because otherwise this would have been extremely convoluted. I get lost fairly easily when watching movies that require some amount of 'detective work' due to the nature of this work, so the exclusion of this experience specifically makes movie a success in my book.

Next, the pacing of this film keeps the audience wrapped up in a story-line that could otherwise be a snoozefest. About an hour or so in the "plot twists" begin to reveal themselves, and the intricacies of them all are intriguing and keep someone guessing about what could possibly happen next. The delicate balance of the parts of an investigation that can get "boring" juxtaposed with elements of the story that only the audience is made aware of until later is yet another factor contributing to this film's success.

It goes without saying that Pike's performance as an "All american wife gone missing" is almost without flaw. Her character is exactly as it should be - easy to hate, and hard to get a hold of. By the time is movie is over the audience will have sympathized with all parties involved and will also understand their unique perspectives in regards to Amy's complicated reputation.

There are some major differences between this movie and the novel, but the screenplay for this movie was written by the author of the novel it is based off of (Gillian Flynn). With that in mind, the main points of the novel are included in the book (so, the plot line itself is not changed), and doing so makes this an easy watch as opposed to one that feels drawn out and redundant.

A good watch with a phenomenal cast. I would recommend!
3 people found this helpful
Maui DougReviewed in the United States on October 20, 2019
3.0 out of 5 stars
CREEPY, MANIPULATIVE PLOT - GREAT ACTING!
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A classic portrayal of an inept, unconscious enabler setup by a controlling, psychopathic and murderous wife. The several vignettes of our sensational, sycophant MSM and its banal, entirely circumstantial, superficial analysis pandering to the cretinous mob democracy, "America", were gratuitously overdone, a fault of the writers and director.

I enjoyed the movie, though noting the predictable script and overstated MSM because Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike gave such stellar performances and the supporting cast was equally strong.

The lead actors, essentially trained prevaricators, were well employed to represent two liars, an indiscreet husband fearful of discovery with the resultant financial abandonment and the calculating, quietly rabid and vengeful wife. Baldwin and Pike excelled in their respective rolls as the perfect, pretending couple.

I would hope that Rosamund Pike doesn't actually resemble her "Gone Girl" character. She's obviously very intelligent, poised and urbane, but the character Amy Dunne so convinces, chills one even, such that a hint of Ms Pike's persona possibly peeks through?

The supporting cast were excellent as well, only the plot was overly predictable.
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Joseph KedzReviewed in the United States on September 2, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Best Plot Twist!
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I love this movie and although there's quite a bit of sex involved (showing this movie to my parents was awkward a couple of times), it's an awesome film to see. The movie starts out sincere and then eventually emerges the big surprise. The ending is unforgettable as well (sorry for the lack of details, spoiling the plot would ruin your experience of the movie A LOT). This movie will stay with you for a long time and you will be hard-pressed to find a movie similar to this one. I highly recommend this movie to anyone who loves a massive plot twist in films.

Although the film does seem like it's a bit girly, especially with "Girl" in the name, it's really not. It just very vaguely describes the plot (a man's wife suddenly goes missing and the rest of the film is about finding her. Of course, there's more to it than that, but again, no spoilers). I recommend this film to everyone besides children. It is a must-see.
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