Directed by David Fincher, who is probably the best director in Hollywood at the moment, Gone Girl is an unflinching, shocking and intimidating tale of marriage on a deceitful and Fincher-esque darkness level.
Ben Affleck plays Nick Dunne, a man who is framed for the disappearance of his wife Amy Dunne. Rosamund Pike earned herself an Academy Award nomination for the role and played the neurotic, upper-class writer astonishingly. The movie begins as an innocent tale of a lost wife but slowly, slowly descends into a unbelievable tour-de-force that you never saw coming.
The film’s narration is said from the perspective of both Amy and Nick, while Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross once again craft a gritty soundtrack that fits the mould of its story. One of the great fallacies was its snubbing from the Academy, as I can mention several categories it should’ve been nominated in.
VERDICT — David Fincher’s 10th feature-length film is a tour-de-force of deceit and violence that examines just how much drama marriage can create. Another masterpiece is added to his near-flawless resumé.
RATING: 9.7 — AMAZING
MVP: People are so quick to point out Rosamund Pike as the best on-screen performer. But it’s really Ben Affleck who takes the crown as the extremely likeable, relatable husband with the weight of the world on his shoulders.