Gone Girl (David Fincher, 2014)

A quick review.

No one would want to be framed for murder but what about being framed for murder by the victim.  Based on the novel by Gillian Flynn Gone girl is a unique twist on the thriller investigation genre and left me on the edge of my seat from the very beginning.

When Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) returns home to find that his wife the amazing Amy (Rosamund Pike) is missing, Nick is instantly the suspect. However, as the film progresses things just don’t add up and it is clear that he has been framed for the kidnapping and murder of his wife. BUT when we discover that he was framed by his very much alive wife everything changes. The things she does however to pull of the perfect crime seems a bit extreme! From spitting in drinks to putting a Champaign bottle up her vagina to fake a case of rape, to actual murder. All I could think throughout the film was the fact that a Champaign cork travels at 40MPH, who would do that?!?  Well as a woman I can assure you that woman aren’t too happy if they get cheated on by anyone let alone their husband.

Gone Girl poster

Gone Girl poster

With the incredible directing style of David Fincher, this film really tells a fantastic and thrilling story and the creative technique of flash forwards and flash backs to add suspense and give a backstory to our not so beloved characters.  Even though it does sound like the title of a new James Bond film, it would be a film that I suggest to fans of the American psychological thriller.

The reason I say not so beloved is because throughout the film they are both as bad as each other, much like a modern but more insane version of the dark comedy War of the Roses (Danny DeVito, 1989). With him cheating on a complete Phycho and her faking her own death and killing a man.

The film seems to come across as having a message that states that all men are pigs and that all women are murderous psychopaths and for everyone to question their relationships.  There is just too much for me to say about this film but I think that everyone should watch it for themselves.

How have you not seen this? – Deathbyapril April Ely.



  1. garethrhodes · April 7, 2015

    Great review. I love your reference to War of the Roses. That was a film that was much easier to love, for obvious reasons. Yes, I’m with you on this one. I really liked it, but boy was it bleak! Then again, should we expect anything else from Fincher?


    • deathbyapril · April 7, 2015

      I hope that we can expect more from Fincher , he has a good use of camera angles and the music was just edgy enough to make you feel uncomfortable throughout . War of the roses was very good and i felt it had a more final ending. Thank you for reading it .

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