Reel Talk: Gone Girl is very dark but immersive and incredibly well done

October 10, 2014 12:56 PM

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Reel Talk: Gone Girl is very dark but immersive and incredibly well done

By Sean van der Heijden, Staff Writer David Fincher’s latest film adaptation, Gone Girl, is based on the wildly successful novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn. After his wife’s disappearance leaves many people believing he is the culprit, a man must piece together various clues in order to figure out what happened, and while the whole case quickly becomes the attention of the media. Intense, disturbing, and full of twists, Gone Girl starts off slowly, but becomes impossible to look away from by the end.

A lot of credit must be given to the two leads—Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike—who play Nick and Amy Dunne, a couple whose marriage slowly unravels until, on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing. Affleck plays his character very smugly the whole time, but—in contrast to a lot o...

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