Original Title: Gone Girl
Director: David Fincher
Writers: Gillian Flynn
Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris
Date of Publication: 2 October 2014
Length: 149 min
Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thriller
!!! SPOILER ALERT !!!
Storyline and Plot:
It is interesting to watch the trailer after you have watched the movie, because I know what happens now. Everyone thinks that it is Nick (Ben Affleck) who killed Amy. At first, I also suspected that, because of that chin-thing. At that part, I had to think about South Park, but that’s another thing now. Then, I thought it would have been too obvious if it really was him, so I gave up on that. During the film, we get to know about Amy’s views thanks to her diary. Of course, the readers wonders if that diary was written at that time it all happened, or if it was written when Amy decided upon her Coup. This is another question I was asking myself. Anyway, there were many questions I had. One of them was especially at the end. Why did she suddenly decide to kill Neil Patrick Harris? Was it because of the TV show Nick appeared in? That was something I wouldn’t have expected. And the whole scene was just soo disgusting! I was so schocked, I screamed around and almost puked, literally. It was the creppiest and most engrossing sex scene I have ever seen. How crazy. She kills him, and then she showers in his blood and continues to fuck him although he is DEAD! Is that even possible???!! And then in the end. Everything ended so quickly. I didn’t like the end, because I had the feeling that there had to be a sequel. Was this also the ending of the book I wonder. Or did the split up the book. I really have to read it soon.
I liked how Ben Affleck played his role. He didn’t exaggerate. The scenes at the beginning when he stays so calm after finding out about his wife were interesting. And he managed to trick the audience to think of him as the murderer. And Rosamund Pike was amazing! How she transformerd after escaping and plotting her revenge. I also liked the scenes with that girl and boy from the neighborhood. I somehow pitied Amy also a little bit, because somehow, she could never trust anybody. At first, she felt esranged by his husband and found out how he has been cheating on her. She never really had a friend. Then, after she had escaped she thought she found some people to hang out with, but that didn’t work out. Anyway, what she did at the end, was also a bit selfish. In the end, I got the feeling that she was searching for the perfect story to get famous with. That was a bit frightening. Killing people just for a good story.
Final rating – 4/5: An exciting movie with a lot of plot twists. Still, lefts a few questions open in the end.