Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosemund Pike, Tyler Perry, Neil Patrick Harris
Directed by: David Fincher
Today, I just went and saw the new David Fincher film, “Gone Girl” and here is my review:
Plot/Synopsis: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, 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?
So far, out of all the movies I’ve seen this year in 2014, “Gone Girl” is definitely the best film of this year. David Fincher does it again! This is an edge of your seat kind of movie and you’ll be hooked to this film right from the start (Fincher does this with all of his movies). I thought this film had the best writing I’ve ever seen. The script was perfect. It was smart and intelligent writing. The story was unpredictable and had plenty of twists and turns. The film does a great job keeping the disappearance of Amy Dunne mysterious.
I know Ben Affleck isn’t everyone’s favorite actor but it seems he’s getting better with his acting as of late. Affleck was actually pretty enjoyable in this film. Affleck’s character seemed pretty realistic and he had personality. I was most impressed with Rosemund Pike who played, Amy. I think Rosemund Pike is gonna get an Oscar nod for this role. The entire cast did a great job. Neil Patrick Harris (formerly known as Doogie Howser) even did a great job even though his role was short.
Trent Reznor killed it with the score again. Trent played incredible music for “The Social Network and “Dragon Tattoo” but I think the music he did with “Gone Girl” was the best of the Fincher movies. It makes me want to get the “Gone Girl” soundtrack soon.
They tried to make Amy look like a sweet innocent young woman who deserves to be found but once you watch the actual movie, you may think differently. The ending is a real head scratcher and will make you say to yourself, “Huh?”. When the film got over with and the credits started rolling… I noticed that the people in the audience (which was half full) didn’t stand up from their seats to leave the theater right away. It took them a little bit to leave the theater ’cause I would think they were pretty stunned with the ending like I was. I won’t spoil anything, of course.
This really was an amazing film as I predicted it would be. David Fincher always makes good movies so it doesn’t surprise me at all that this film turned out good. This movie is definitely worth the money and you should definitely go check it out. I’m definitely getting the BluRay to this film when it comes out. I haven’t read the book yet but probably will soon.
I’ll give this movie a perfect 5 out of 5 score as in “excellent”.