'Gone Girl' a spot-on and sinister cinematic adaptation

October 1, 2014 8:32 PM

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'Gone Girl' a spot-on and sinister cinematic adaptation

Fans of Flynn's riveting page-turner will find the mesmerizing movie version by director David Fincher supremely smart and undeniably sinister. It's at once faithful to the source and even more precisely constructed. A few ancillary characters and non-essential scenarios were jettisoned to focus on the taut psychological thriller and murder mystery that centers on Amy Elliot Dunne (Rosamund Pike) and Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary. It's a superb match of material, actors and filmmaker.

With her serenely cool beauty, Pike is ideally cast in the role of the privileged, manipulative and calculating Amy. An under-utilized and terrific actress, the British Pike plays sophisticated New Yorker Amy impeccably. Amy's childhood was plagiarized, her husband Nick observes, by opportunistic pa...

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