‘Gone Girl’ is based off the novel, with the same name, written by Gillian Flynn, who also wrote the screenplay to this movie, which is a rarity for a novel writer to also write the screenplay to a movie, the only other film I can think of is 2012’s ‘The Perks of Being A Wallflower’.
‘Gone Girl’ is directed by David Fincher, which he is also the director of one of my favourite drama films of all-time ‘The Social Network’, among other great films.
The film revolves one morning when Nick (Ben Affleck) discovers his wife has been missing, which sets up the film and the plot that follows this horrifying morning, which is all I will say, go into this movie without knowing anything about it.
The acting is great, with an all-star cast, including Tyler Perry, Rosamund Pike and Neil Patrick Harris.
‘Gone Girl’ explores several messages, including the media’s manipulation that is conveyed and explored quite excellently.
While the first half-an-hour is a bit slow-paced and the film is a bit too long, but after the first half-an-hour the film gets interesting and is actually quite hard to watch at times.
‘Gone Girl’ is a good drama-thriller film and should be a favourite for awards season, later in the year.
READ: Nic’s Review