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Film Review: Gone Girl

Posted on November 04, 2014 in Arts & Culture, Movie Reviews
By USM Free Press

21st Century Fox

By Sergey Miller

The newest movie directed by David Fincher, titled Gone Girl explores the deeper psychological outlook on what it means to build relationships.

Gone Girl shows the audience a very real and complex human relationships we call marriages. Based on the book written by Gillian Flynn, this movie creates ripples upon the serene marriage life of the main characters.

This mystery-thriller film experience leaves viewers with an unexpected surprise plot twist. The movie begins with the story of Nick Dunne, played by Ben Affleck, and Amy, played by Rosamund Pike. as they start their marriage life. Both Nick and Amy are writers and live off the trust fund of Amy’s parents. Although they lack funds of their own, they are able to live a high-class lifestyle with the money they receive. Class relationship becomes an important issue in this film, as well. What do they really want from one another in this marriage?

Both characters question how conventional or unconventional they want their marriage to be.

As the film progresses, we learn that story line centers on the character Nick and the disappearance of his wife Amy. Nick is suspected of being involved with his wife’s disappearance. As the evidence stacks up against him, he begins to lie, and his strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

This film has viewers constantly questioning the reality of each situation, allowing individuals to explore some of the more unsaid realities of human relationships as well as the depths of the human mind.

The truly noteworthy experience of the film is the sense of displaying the many facets of human relationships. Is Amy alive or is she dead? If someone looked into any relationship, how odd or suspicious would her disappearance look from the outside?

Overall, this movie has complicated plot twists that spur the imagination, and it is highly recommended that viewers dive right into the complex world of Gone Girl.

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