‘Gone Girl’ masterfully adapts Gillian Flynn’s thrilling novel

Gone GirlJaw-dropping, mind-bending, and cringe-inducing, Gone Girl marks the fantastic return of The Social Network director David Fincher. Based on the novel of the same name, Gone Girl hovers over a tortured husband, Nick Dunne, as he fearfully searches for his missing wife Amy.

This, however, is a falsified surface painted by characters with hidden agendas and dark secrets.

Gone Girl provides an incredibly unpredictable plot with enough tortuous twists to keep audiences engaged and asking questions. Viewers leave the film confused, shocked, and chilled. Gone Girl presents Fincher at the top of his game, with a keen direction, associated with near perfect editing and gorgeous cinematography. The minimalist, clean imagery only further amplifies the intentional curation of “life” the characters have meticulously constructed for themselves.

Although the film runs for 145 minutes, it goes by incredibly quickly. Just when a storyline’s path seems to take shape, a sudden turn takes place. The story is so different from that presented in the trailer, refreshingly puzzling.

The less the audience knows, the better the film is.

Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, as well as unusual castings Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry, all give killer performances. Well-crafted, smart, stylish, and nail-biting, Gone Girl stands among the best films of this year.

Author: Kieran Sweeney

Writing about entertainment for the better part of a decade and consuming it twice as much, Kieran Sweeney is "the" pop culture aficionado. A connoisseur of the intersection of art and commercialism, the USC Annenberg graduate has earned his reputation as an empathetic and thoughtful writer. His resume includes USC's The Daily Trojan, USC Viterbi News, and personal assistance for publicity and marketing companies from Drill Down Media to This Fiction. His intersectional experience in the industry points to his wit and unfiltered thoughts on the latest project in entertainment

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