Gone Girl Movie Review [WATCH VIDEO]

By Rochelle Paula Carino | 4 years ago
Gone Girl Movie Review [WATCH VIDEO]

Life is made up of its twists and turns, ups and downs. For “Gone Girl,” it’s a movie that exemplifies what happens when things go topsy-turvy, and you find yourself asking to whom you just pledged your soul to for the rest of your life.

“Gone Girl” Synopsis:

The movie descends in the wake of the Dunnes’ fifth wedding anniversary — the same day that the wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), inexplicably disappeared from their household. Without any clues as to how, why and where, Nick (Ben Affleck) becomes baffled and worried over her sudden desertion that it took some time before he appeared conspicuous to Detective Rhonda Boney (Kim Dickens). It was in the moment when they swept through their premises and a series of questions were answered (with considerable amount of evidences) which led the detective to conclude the couple were trudging on life’s difficult times, specifically in their finances, as well as their marriage. This is where the chase begins, with Nick being brought under obvious allegations while he faced the media and expressed his worries for his missing wife. In such conflict, flashbacks of the golden Amy are shown along with a diary, to which she poured out all her troubles on. With two different narrators bearing different points of views, things started to become hazy, and yet reality finally began to unsheathe itself amidst the conflicts.

“Gone Girl” Review:

Starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike and directed by David Fincher, “Gone Girl” is a movie that will make you question the things that are unfolding right before your eyes. Helmsman Fincher sought to it that his adaptation of Gillian Fynn’s 2012 mystery novel is given the right kind of ambience and presentation that the viewers will be absorbed in the films’ intricacies.

“Surgically precise, grimly funny and entirely mesmerizing over the course of its swift 149-minute running time, this taut yet expansive psychological thriller represents an exceptional pairing of filmmaker and material, fully expressing Fincher’s cynicism about the information age and his abiding fascination with the terror and violence lurking beneath the surfaces of contemporary American life,” described Justin Chang, one of Variety’s chief film critics.

Along with the presentation of the plot, “Gone Girl” has also done well in arming itself with prolific actors that did not outshine each other, rather complimented profusely. In The Guardian’s take on Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike’s casting, both actors played their roles really well with “Pike’s unreadable sugar-frosted beauty” and “Affleck’s foursquare, alpha-male cockiness.”

All together, the film is copiously woven together to create a medium that you will either find distinguishably disturbing or existentially cunning. According to The Hollywood Reporter, Fincher did well in showcasing the “ultimate bleakness of life” that is akin to his previous murderously encompassed films. However, in this visual masterpiece, he gave emptiness a different kind of perception to uphold that managed to twist this film to becoming one of his best and most disturbing outputs.

That concludes our review of “Gone Girl.” Keep your tabs on Movie News Guide (MNG) for more updates on upcoming movies.

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