Gone Girl – Film Review

Duration: 2hrs 29mins

Rating: 18

Release Date: 2 October 2014 (UK)

Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller, Crime

Director: David Fincher

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit,

Description: Nick and Amy Dunne have a difficult marriage, but on their fifth wedding anniversary Amy goes missing, and the Dunne’s house is a wreck. The police investigate but it’s hard without any evidence, although they find some strange things and start to wonder; Did Nick Dunne murder is wife?

My Thoughts: I remember reading the book of Gone Girl before the film had come out on DVD and really liking it, it was really well written and although it wasn’t fast-paced as you would expect it didn’t need to be. When the DVD came out I think I bought it a couple of days after the release and stayed up until midnight watching it with my family. All of them disliked the film, but I think that’s because they didn’t necessary understand the true beauty and format of the film.

It’s very hard (not speaking from experience) to make a crime, thriller, mystery film without it being fast-paced and without there being a murder. But I think the cast and crew did a brilliant job on Gone Girl partly because of Gillian Flynn’s excellent book! Although I had read the book and therefore already knew what was going to happen it was still a shock and surprise when it happened, even though I knew it was going to happen.

It was dramatic as well as not being dramatic, and I think the way they jump to the past and present is done really well and really puts a great touch onto the film, much better than other films that do it.

I think Gone Girl is a truly beautiful piece of art and that it’s not the story that makes it so good, although the story is good, it’s how it’s made that makes it so great. It’s hard to explain.

I found the film and the book really compelling and I couldn’t figure out what had happened to Amy, it was a complete surprise and a great one and so unique! Obviously I knew what was going to happen in the film as I had read the book before hand.

If you watch this film – and I think you should – please watch it with an open mind and really concentrate on the detail and the beauty of it.

5/5 stars

Warnings: There are about six sexual scenes including brief nudity, rape is mentioned and discussed, there is small amounts of violence and self-inflicted harm, there’s quite a lot of bloody scenes, the subject of the film is a murder investigation, There is strong language used throughout the film including sexual references, almost all of the characters socially drink alcohol and some smoking is seen. For full information click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2267998/parentalguide?ref_=tt_stry_pg

Trailer: For the trailer to this film and more information click the link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2267998/?ref_=nv_sr_1

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