Gone Girl

Gone Girl ★★★★

Fincher's missing person Drama adapted from the enjoyable Gillian Flynn book is an entertaining look at media and peoples perception of tragic events, witness the contrasting claims of 2 young girls listening to Nick Dunne speak at a rally, one says "he's so hot" and the other says "he's so creepy" facts in this day and age are decided on by the populous on the headline or the way someone appears to behave (Dunne's unfortunate smile) which contrasts generally held wisdom not the substance and having a desire to get to the real meat of the issue.

These are interesting things that come out of Fincher's wild ride genre flick but then it has more, Rosamund Pike as Dunne's wife is superb and recreated the character that jumped out of the pages of the book. Affleck is also very good and is ably supported by some stellar character work from Neil Patrick Harris, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens and scene stealer Tyler Perry.

The films denouement is handled very well but was only lessened by the fact that I had read the source and was expecting it, I also think that some of the black comedy could have been amplified a little, otherwise this is a twisted little thriller which has more to say than most and is expertly adapted by Fincher.

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