Cast: Ben Afleck, Rosamund Pike
Director: David Fincher
Runtime: 149 Minutes
Watching Rosamund pike in Gone girl will shatter all previous images of the actress, be it as a bond girl or as the Queen Andromeda in Wrath of the titans. Gone Girl belongs to the Girl, the gone girl. The story is poetically dark and leaves an aftertaste of bewilderment.
You might gasp at the pace with which the movie takes off initially and might get a little anxious too, but wait it out because you’re in for a blast. And believe me; you won’t have to wait too much. The story (Would not reveal anything, so don’t worry), is about a missing wife of Ben Afleck, in a very difficult marriage. Shows you two sides of the story in a rather interesting manner and how psychopathic tendencies are resulted and affect love-hate relationships. The movie is based on the thriller novel by the same name by Gillian Flynn. Good part about casting Ben in movies like these is the smug-face that he does so well (read he has one), makes you wonder whether he is really innocent or not ?
You also get to see Neil Patrick harris too, in a very non-barney-non-funny way, in a very important role. David Fincher, no doubt has always made sure you are hooked till the final scenes of his movies, and you remain in a state of amusement once the ending credits are rolled down as well. From Fight club to even a few episodes of House of cards, you get to travel to the dark human psyche and be back to reality through his films. This one is just another great addition to that awesome list of many.
I’m going with 3.5/5 for Gone Girl. Go watch Gone Girl, and be blown away. Rosamund Pike, I’ve become your fan.