Me: Did she just do that?
Me: She is completely psycho.
Me: You wouldn’t do something that crazy, right?
Wife: Are you going to cheat on me like Ben Affleck did to his wife?
Me: *looking behind me* Um … no … never honey.
Gone Girl, directed by David Fincher is kind of a romantic thriller wrapped in a horror film. Fincher’s cinematography is as clever as ever as he chooses the right color pallets and lighting to help tell this dark tale.
Based off a novel by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl continues the streak of good movies Fincher has made (his weakest being panic room, and strongest being Fight club in my opinion). The story is about relationships and lies and the lengths people will go to spite another when they feel put in a corner. Nick gets away by shutting out his wife and cheating on her. Amy gets away by staging her own death and framing her husband. We all cope in different ways … right?
The performances are good. I personally think Ben Affleck has put up maybe 5 good performances ever: Good Will Hunting, Argo, The Sum of All Fears, Armageddon, and The Town. After watching this, I have to say he now has 6 good performances. As for Rosamund Pike, I’d only remembered seeing her in one other film, Hector and the Search for Happiness, which she kind of players a more subdued crazy girlfriend. I have to give her credit; she has a talent for playing crazy. I read she was also a James Bond girl back in the day, but to be honest, I have not gone back to Die Another Day since I tore up my ticket in the movie theater after watching it. There is only so much wind surfing one can watch in life.
The favorite scene for me was when Amy shows up for the first time and shows exactly how she set Nick up.
The movie is definitely worth seeing at least once, especially if you are a Doogie Howser fan.
Movie Rating: 6.5/10 (when watching as a man) and 9.5/10 (when watching as woman with scorn)
This movie is scarier than any of the Holloween or Nightmare on Elm Street movies.