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.