Gone Girl

Gone Girl ★★★★★

I will practice believing my husband loves me but I could be wrong.

David Fincher is my all-time favourite director, so I've been looking forward to this movie for a very long time. And a few days before I watched this, I was starting to think 'well, my expectations are very high, maybe I'll be disappointed by this'. Hell no.
As it happens on every Fincher's movie, my eyes were glued to the screen all the time: I was loving what I was seeing. From its technical brilliance to its performances, Gone Girl is a flawless film.
It goes deep on the dark side of the marriage. And we see some crazy shit going on. Despite already knowing how far Fincher can go, he still has the ability to shock the audience, with highly explicit scenes. But these scenes are necessary to set the film's tone, they're not used only to captivate the audience, as it happens in a lot of movies.
Besides all this marriage thing, we also see the contrast between reality and social media news. You want to believe in Nick (Ben Affleck), but on the other hand, social media is destroying him and you're watching it all. So, did he or didn't he?
As always, Fincher keeps the tension on the highest level during the movie, adding some twists that will leave your chin dropped. Also, the musical score is magnificent, keeping up with the film wonderfully. Cinematography is perfect, there are some shots that are just beautiful.
Rosamund Pike is a very pleasant surprise, she steals all the scenes she's in. And Ben Affleck is very good as well, giving the perfect intensity to his role, which is harder than it seems. Tyler Perry and Carrie Coon are excellent in their supporting roles. My only problem with the cast is Neil Patrick Harris. Perhaps it's just me, but I can't take this guy seriously.
Gone Girl is a great, fast-paced thriller, with a brilliant script and a top-notch direction. Well done, Mr. Fincher.

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