Gone Girl

Gone Girl

Surprisingly, I enjoyed this more on the second watch than the first. Going into this, all I could remember were the contrived elements of writing and the awkward tone. Not much else was memorable. On this watch, I was confronted by the same faults for the first half of this movie, but, it grew on me. So, whilst it still felt like many moments were empty and contrived, that things weren't paced brilliantly and that there is too much plot and a not enough character or story, I came to enjoy the this film for what it is. In particularly, the exploration of truth, lies and hysteria put meat on the bones of this story, leaving this is a rather horrifying narrative about making too many wrong moves with the wrong woman.

All in all, this is a pretty good movie, it has its ups and downs, but it held its own against my, somewhat unwarranted, sceptical presumptions.