No plans for the weekend? Well then you should definitely go see the new hit movie Gone Girl. Director David Fincher captures the dramatic thriller by encompassing an eerie tone with countless questions. The movie stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne, an average man who is involved in an unhappy marriage with his beautiful yet dissatisfied wife Amy Dunne, played by Rosamund Pike. On the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary, Amy goes missing leaving Nick as the prime suspect. From there everything gets turned upside down.
According to CBC film reviewer Eli Glasner, Gone Girl is “like a dangerous cross breed between War of the Roses and Fatal Attraction. This is a film that engages with its audience.”
Just like the book, Gone Girl keeps the viewer on the edge of their seat constantly guessing what will happen next, and battling to choose sides between characters. Is one of them lying? Are they both lying? Trust me, you will keep going back and forth between the two!
Fincher was able to take the power of the novel and bring it to life through the film. His clever use of widescreen camerawork and color schemes really add to the tone and suspense of the plot. The best-selling novel’s author, Gillian Flynn, was involved in writing the screenplay, so for those of you who read the book you will not be disappointed.
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