Gone Girl(2014)Review: Should You Be Watching This American Psychological Thriller***SPOILERS***?

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Gone Girl, is the directorial venture of the notable David Fincher, (he proved his directorial skill in productions such as The Curious Case Of Benjamin Button, House Of Cards, Zodiac, The Game, Seven, Fight Club, and more ) which was screenplayed by Gillian Flynn. Well, this 2014 movie is based on Gillian Flynn’s novel itself which is also titled the same. It is a 149-minute movie, that you can stream right now on Netflix.

So, should you actually spend time watching the movie, Gone Girl?

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Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment
Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment

Gone Girl(2014): The Cast

  • Ben Affleck playing Nicholas “Nick” Dunne, a teacher
  • Rosamund Pike playing Amy Elliott Dunne, Nick’s missing wife
  • Neil Patrick Harris playing Desi Collings, Amy’s wealthy ex-boyfriend
  • Tyler Perry playing Tanner Bolt, Nick’s attorney
  • Carrie Coon playing Margot “Go” Dunne, Nick’s twin sister
  • Kim Dickens playing Detective Rhonda Boney, the lead investigator on Amy’s disappearance
  • Patrick Fugit plying Officer James Gilpin, Boney’s partner
  • Missi Pyle playing Ellen Abbott
  • Emily Ratajkowski playing Andrea “Andie” Fitzgerald
  • Casey Wilson playing Noëlle Hawthorne
  • Lola Kirke playing Greta
  • Boyd Holbrook playing Jeffrey “Jeff”, a flirtatious man Amy meets at the Ozarks campground
  • Lisa Banes playing Mary Elizabeth “Marybeth” Elliott, Amy’s mother
  • Sela Ward playing Sharon Schieber, a network TV host
  • Scoot McNairy playing Thomas “Tommy” O’Hara, a former boyfriend of Amy’s
  • Scott Takeda playing TV Producer
  • David Clennon playing Randall “Randy” Elliott, Amy’s father

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Things You Might Like About Gone Girl(2014)

Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment
Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment

The Actors

The actors playing the lead, i.e, Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike were amazing as Nick and Amy. Their expressions made us evaluate what is about to ascend on the plot next, right? They were tremendously convincing. Other than those two, the additional characters played by the amazing cast members were also, pretty good. They left no space to judge or question their performance as actors and artists in the movie.

The Characters

If you have read the novel Gone Girl then you were definitely looking forward to the characters coming animated on screen right? However, people who jumped straight into the film experienced some sick dark personalities in the narrative. Amy without a question was not fine. She was the result of poor parenting.

She saught love and appreciation, which she found in Nick. However her growth as a self-aware wife where she turns managing and controlling distanced Nick from her. Well, without a question Nick was no saint, he had his flaws, nevertheless, Amy surpassed the negative qualities of her husband.

Other characters such as Marybeth and Randall Elliot, Amy’s parents portrayed the perfect picture of toxic parents. They were actually the reason behind Amy’s sick personality. The other prominent characters such as Margot aka Go, detective Boney and the lawyer Tanner were the positive characters in the flick that threw some good light on the plot. They were reliable and not creepy at all.

Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment
Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment

The Music

Gone Girl’s compositions were very apt and to the point. They were, calm, intense, and grimmy, putting precise emphasis on the narrative. They were right to the joints, thus these tunes, cut the plot points to appear perfect and complete.

The Cinematography

The camera angles were another plus point that made the ambiance noticeable. Yes, you get to watch what you need to observe right at that moment. Jeff Cornenweth is the man behind the lens and perfectly choreographed the sequences making them appealing both to the plot and the audience.

Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment
Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment

The Story

Gone Girl has a very intriguing storyline that will confuse you to the point where you will struggle to wonder for whom you should root. When the movie begins you might go infuriated and wholeheartedly support the wronged lady. However, when you come to the end of the plot, you will be shaken to learn what is wrong with this lady? And the scary expressions on her cold beautiful face will terrify you to imagine what might descend in the next scene.

The husband, on the other hand, was no good. He played with his wife’s heart. However, he was true to the girl he fell for. Still, his suspicious acting made him appear dubious at many points in the film, and you will not like it at all. But what was happening to him, he generously did not deserve that.

Amy could have left him, demanding something massive in return for the divorce but trapping someone to an assured death penalty was not cool.

But the storyline defiantly had its own charm. There are some slight differences with the inspiration though, such as there is a father in the movie who shared a very bad term with both of his offspring.

Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment
Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment

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Things You Might Not Like About Gone Girl(2014)

Well, there is nothing negative, however, you might not enjoy watching Neil Patrick Harris turning to just mere collateral damage for the return strategy. It might upset you a lot. Also, the ending of the plot might not satisfy you since there is no proper justification made.

Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment
Gone Girl(2014)/ Source-Regency Enterprises & TSG Entertainment

TOTT’s Take On Gone Girl(2014)

Well, this is an absolute gripping movie that had drama, love, blood, mind-boggling intriguing plot points, and a whole of calculations leading to definite miscalculations. Amy stays happy in her own delusional calculative life after committing such a gigantic crime. Also, you will feel pity for Nick since he is all trapped in this regrettable reunion which had love once. The movie though not horror will make you scared by some scenes and a few unpredictable montages for sure.

TOTT gives the movie 4/5 stars.

So what’s your take on Gone Girl(2014)? Don’t forget to share your thoughts and opinions on the movie right down in the comment section.

But this is all for today, hope to meet you all very soon in our next publication. Bye- Bye…

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