Gone Girl (2015)

“Why would you even want this?
Yes, I loved you. And then all we did was resent each other and then try to control each other. And cause each other pain.”

“That’s marriage.”

This was one scary ride. Gone Girl is about a couple getting through a tough phase in their marriage. Sounds simple, right?
[Spoiler] Truth is, you don’t know how wrong you are. Normally you would expect some fights and something bigger once in a while but here, one manages to almost kill the significant other while killing someone else in the process while the other almost gets ready to reply in kind. And everything becomes a national story meanwhile. So what happens in the end?
They decide to have a child together. Yeah, because that’s what a normal couple would do. I mean if you ignore the murder part.

Story

While the plot may seem a bit far-fetched, the story makes quite a lot of sense if you watch the movie.

There is never a perfect crime, even though you may have seen or heard about a lot of those. This movie has everything. A ‘perfect crime’ where things don’t go so smoothly. In fact, this movie almost never takes the obvious route that we’re all used to seeing. First, the innocent husband turns out to be on the wrong too. (Also, partly the reason why the wife took such great measures.) Second, things go wrong for the wife as well. So she had to improvise. Again, every story has its pawns and her ex-boyfriend, Desi Collings plays right into her game. Again, the new plan was in danger of being derailed.
On the other side, her husband plays his moves. This was something she didn’t anticipate and she certainly didn’t expect him to get the help he was bringing in. The game had just changed.

Married Life
Married Life

Even then, there was one noticeable plot hole and that was when Amy Dunne seeks refuge in her ex-lover’s home. Everything was recorded by CCTV there and other than the ‘acts’ of rape she showed in front of the camera, most of the other footages showed normal behaviour on the part of Collings, who was, in fact, being extra nice.

Great writing here.

CastGONE GIRL, from left: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, 2014. ph: Merrick Morton/TM & copyright ©20th

I thought Rosamund Pike was just a pretty face from Die Another Day, but here I got to see her act. She was precise and she was brutal, just like her character. She sure scared the hell out of me in this movie. Ben Affleck and Neil Patrick Harris didn’t impress that much but their roles were partly like that too. Still, it seemed like they could do much more. Kim Dickens was good as always. It seems like the acting credit mainly goes to the ladies in this entire movie. Cool.

Sound

The background score was subtle and had a varied character. The music did a very good job to bring out the dark atmosphere of the movie and was even terrifying at times.


Over two hours long, I never noticed how long I was sitting watching this film. With a strong score and a convincing plot, this movie had me interested right from the beginning. I watched this one as a recommendation from a friend of mine and I strongly advise everyone to add this to your watch list. You won’t regret it.

4.5/5


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