Gone Girl — directed by David Fincher and based upon the global bestseller by Gillian Flynn — unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage.
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing.
Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
What We Thought:
Already lauded with tons of critical acclaim, I don’t have much to add to the discussion about Gone Girl other than to say that I loved the book and I loved David Fincher’s adaptation.
I was extremely curious how he was going to pull off the dual-narrator style of the book, and he did so perfectly.
And while Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike (whom I’ve been a fan of for years) deserve all the critical acclaim and awards talk they’ve received, there are two people who have gone criminally under-noticed: Carrie Coon as Margo Dunne and Kim Dickens as Detective Rhonda Boney.
Honestly, the fact that neither of them received Best Supporting Actress nominations at the Oscar is extremely disappointing. Affleck and Pike carry the film, but without these two actresses in major supporting roles, the film wouldn’t have been nearly as good.
When you watch the film for the second time (because surely you’ve seen it already, right?), keep an eye out for their amazing performances.