Gone Girl

20 Oct

If you are a fan of Gillian Flynn’s Gone Girl, you have undoubtedly seen the David Fincher film. Starring Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as “Amazing” Amy Dunne, the film stays extremely true to the tone and nature of the novel. It doesn’t hurt that Flynn is the screenwriter. On the day of their fifth wedding anniversary, Nick notifies police that his wife is missing. He comes to a home that shows signs of struggle and as detectives try to find Amy, lies, deceits and a crazy plot twist surface. The film has done extremely well at the box office grossing close to $18M with a 90% audience score.[1] What has made it so popular? It could be the excellent cast. It could be the sick twisted break down of a marriage. It could be both. Either way, it is a story that makes you wonder how many couples around you.

Check out our review at our sister site, PTSS, and let us know what you thought of the film. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ym3LB0lOJ0o [1] http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/gone_girl/?adid=home_list2a

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8 Responses to “Gone Girl”

  1. parisienne October 22, 2014 at 1:18 AM #

    I loved this film! I would like to see it again. I don’t know where to start so you have to ask me questions. 🙂

    • littlebells October 23, 2014 at 2:53 AM #

      Hi Paris!!!!!

      Have you read the book by any chance? What was it about the film that you loved?

    • Open Book October 23, 2014 at 12:32 PM #

      ITA! As soon as I get a break from work I will see it again.

  2. Open Book October 23, 2014 at 12:26 PM #

    Hi LB & Paris, 🙂

    I have to agree with Paris I don’t know where to begin. Anyway let me just dive in. I loved loved this film and book. I thought Flynn and Fincher worked well together they should get married. Hahahaha!

    I will first start with the characters that were merged together or became another ethnicity or sex I’m referring to Tyler Perry’s character The Lawyer/Wife merger. At first I thought that would disturb me because I really liked the Lawyer’s wife in the book she was funny. However for the film it worked out well. My favorite scene in the book and film is when Amy returns home and Nick has some very choice words for Amy. Hahahaha! This book is so complex and the film did not loose any of it’s substance. It made you question revenge, the media and public opinion but most of all the institution of marriage. This film and book always reminded me of a dark War of the Roses. Loved it!!!

    • littlebells October 25, 2014 at 4:56 PM #

      I totally forgot about the wife, so Tyler Perry must have done one great job to make me forget! I think having Flynn as the screenwriter was a great choice. Even with a few minor detail changes, she kept the heart of her story and their was no confusion.

  3. Open Book October 23, 2014 at 12:33 PM #

    Anyone……

    Would u call this film a dark comedy?

    • littlebells October 25, 2014 at 4:58 PM #

      I don’t know if I would call it a dark comedy. Their was more suspense for me. I thought it was more of a psychosis film. It reminds me of all those Datelines and 20/20s where the wife or husband does the other one in over jealousy and revenge. We all say we would “never do something like that” and yet, it happens. Makes you wonder how desperate we can become when our heart is so broken.

  4. littlebells October 25, 2014 at 5:02 PM #

    OB,

    You made a great comment about media and public opinion. We have seen “bad” celebrities show up for court hearings looking the picture of innocence and purity. Shoot you don’t even have to be a celebrity. I’ve seen many criminals (mostly women) appear in court with softer hair, glasses, etc…to appeal to the jury.

    How has media, through the years, become our voice in what we think? Have we always had a mob mentality? We knew Nick was innocent (read the book), but notice how you can’t even smile during a tragedy without a Nancy Grace personality calling “Foul!”

    What’s your opinion?

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