Another blog post and another great DVD from CEX Gateshead! This time I perused the vast DVD collection at the Trinity Square store and decided to review, psychological thriller, Gone Girl.
The highly anticipated film based on the bestselling psychological thriller has been widely praised for the portrayal of lead characters, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy Elliott-Dunne (Rosamund Pike). Pike’s acting as psychopath wife, Amy, helps meld the already dark and intelligent plot-line involving the framing of her seemingly innocent husband into a twisting, edge-of-the-seat two and a half hour long rollercoaster. When Amy disappears one morning after what seems like a violent disturbance, Nick finds himself being trialled by the media. But is it all an engineered revenge plot? Or did something genuinely happen to Amy?
While exploring many social themes and the stresses on a modern, deceivingly stable marriage, the film ruthlessly exploits expectations and trusts upon the viewer themselves to choose who they believe is guilty. The genius of this film is not only attributable to author, Gillian Flynn, or the actors but also to the director, David Fincher, who has previously directed award-winning movies such as The Curious Case of Benjamin Button and The Social Network. The viewpoints switch throughout the film allowing the story to become multi-faceted and mercurial. This multi-award winning and Oscar nominated film is ingeniously plotted and deserves every recommendation it receives as it is a true masterpiece.