N.Y. Film Festival review: "Gone Girl"

September 27, 2014 5:41 AM

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N.Y. Film Festival review: "Gone Girl"

Gillian Flynn's bestselling 2012 novel, "Gone Girl," is as much fun for throttling the reader's expectations about the guilt of the prime suspect in a sensational missing persons case, as it is for surprising us with what the plot is actually about.

What the book did was paint a devastating portrait of a marriage rife with betrayal, deceit and psychic violence, built upon a tenuous foundation of vanity and spite. They are emotions that roil under the shiny surface of David Fincher's lean, darkly humorous dramatization of the book, with a sprigh...

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