Daniel’s review published on Letterboxd:
In Maeby Fünke's voice: Marry me.
One of David Fincher's absolute greatest films, and that's some praise for one of my favorite contemporary directors. With Gone Girl, Fincher expertly plays on expectations like few others ever manage to. The way the media and 'on screen audience' projects or influences your own thoughts feel very authentic to real life and is honestly haunting to think about. In turn, it makes you think about today's climate with social media, news etc. and how influenced we are by everything and how little persuasion is required.
The actual plot of the movie is an emotional roller coaster, depicting a tumultuous dysfunctional relationship which gets somewhat over the top towards the end - but somehow still remains just legitimate enough to fully immerse you.
The cinematography is top notch, with some of my favorite shots and compositions ever put to screen. The score is melancholy and mysterious and does so much to set the tone. Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike are perfectly cast for roles that keep you guessing, both empathizing and villainizing constantly. Especially Rosamund Pike who performs at her absolute career best.
Gone Girl is a thriller that deserves to be talked about among the best of its genre.