Gone Girl Movie Review

October 23, 2014 Whitney movie review 0 Comments

Director: David Fincher
Writers: Gillian Flynn (screenplay), Gillian Flynn (novel)
Stars: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Release Date: October 3, 2014

With his wife’s disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it’s suspected that he may not be innocent.

This was the best part of Gone Girl, it is not Ben Affleck and his expressionless acting but the bird on the bat.
Neil Patrick Harris almost gets decapitated.  It was way too violent, more than it needed to be and was borderline slasher.  Also, while we’re talking about blood when Amy is released from the hospital she was dolled up with a cute hairdo and scrubs but she still has blood all down her neck.  Somehow, I don’t think that’s protocol.
On a side note, my prudishness also came into play as the nudity (while expected) was a little much as well, whatever happened to leaving some to the imagination.
I wasn’t impressed by Rosamund Pike’s performance.  She wasn’t the Amy I pictured, someone more conniving and instead I just got stilted.  Although my expression throughout the movie was similar to this.
There was definitely something missing in Gone Girl and it wasn’t Amy Dunne.  Gone Girl wasn’t even close to amazing.


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