‘Gone Girl’ when perception trumps reality

October 4, 2014 11:32 PM

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Nick Dunne, Ben Affleck, is married to golden girl, Amy Elliot, Rosamund Pike. They live in a quiet suburb of Missouri where he owns a club called “The Bar”. Nick and Amy lived in New York City but moved to Missouri to take care of Nick’s mother terminally ill mother. He is charming and handsome, while she is a smart Harvard graduate who writes witty brain teasers. After his mother dies, both of them lose their jobs, her parents find themselves financially ruined, and Amy must borrow from her trust fund to save them.

Amy’s parents who are writers, concocted a fictional character, called “Amazing Amy” who is always one step ahead of Amy herself. Amy therefore is competing with someone who does not even exist. Her parents, Rand Elliot, David Clennon, and Marybeth Elliot, Lisa Banes, act as if, in fact Amy is the c...

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