“When I think of my wife, I always think of her head. The shape of it, to begin with. The very first time I saw her, it was the back of the head I saw, and there was something lovely about it, the angles of it”
- The movie, like the book begins with these morbid lines, and from the first minute, the macabre tone of the tale about to be told was set. It was a Friday night and we wanted to catch a movie. I was really excited about Gone Girl because a few months ago I had began to read the book but soon found out that there is a movie being made the screenplay of which is also by the original author so I abandoned it for the time. And my god I am so glad I did. I don’t think I would have enjoyed the movie half as much had I known what was about to happen, because this is the most crazy twisted plot that I have ever encountered!
The movie begins slowly and takes its time in engaging you but before you know it you’re caught in it knee-deep without knowing how you got there, like a bad relationship, like Nick and Amy Dunne’s five year-old marriage. And then on their anniversary she goes missing and a few (rather late discoveries later) it is speculated that Nick Dunne maybe responsible. Then begins the whirlwind journey of their decomposing marriage and the truth which as the saying goes is stranger than fiction.
Rosamund Pike gives you the creeps which means that she has played her part well. Ben Affleck was somewhat of a disappointment and as always was the ‘pretty thing’ that decorated the cast but did not really bring a lot to the table. Pike stole the show single-handedly. Neil Patrick Harris was convincing as the rich obsessed ex-boyfriend and I almost felt bad for the gruesome end to his character. Andie’s boobs also play their part well.
The movie takes so many twists and turns that till the end I could not believe or completely fathom what hit me! Well, truth be told, they do overdo it a bit, but if you can just for a moment believe that people can really be so damaged and deranged, this movie gives you a lot to think about!