Gone Girl Review

1 October, 2014
Author: Charles Hodgson

Gone Girl, see it for yourself, don’t let anyone tell you about it.
Last night I attended a preview of soon to be released thriller “Gone Girl”. Now let me say at the outset, I went into this movie cold. No research, nothing more than I knew someone’s wife has gone missing. That is how I’d recommend, and I DO recommend seeing it.
For those who would like a little more convincing, officially, the story goes like this.
“On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behaviour have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?”
It’s the case today, whenever there’s a missing person, abduction or the like, the spouse, concerned relatives and friends are rolled out in front of the media, whereupon their statements are delivered and critiqued. Not just for what is said, but for how it’s said and whether their demeanour matches the herd mentality of what is considered, appropriate.
The public, driven directly or indirectly by audience seeking media and well established stereotypes, cast their vote of innocence or otherwise on the key players. Public perceptions are often made up early in the piece, however as Gone Girl unveils its story you can never be certain. Even as one question is answered, new ones open up.
This is a good story, unravelled before you without special effects or gimmicks. If your a fan of thriller mysteries you’ll like Gone Girl. A final note for those who have read the book, the ending may or may not be the same as the book. I haven’t read it so you’ll need to let me know.
Gone Girl is showing now at Event Cinemas Maroochydore for showtimes visit http://www.eventcinemas.com.au/movie/Gone-Girl