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Gone Girl (2014)

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With his wife's disappearance having become the focus of an intense media circus, a man sees the spotlight turned on him when it's suspected that he may not be innocent.

Director:

David Fincher

Writers:

Gillian Flynn (screenplay), Gillian Flynn (novel)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Ben Affleck ... Nick Dunne
Rosamund Pike ... Amy Dunne
Neil Patrick Harris ... Desi Collings
Tyler Perry ... Tanner Bolt
Carrie Coon ... Margo Dunne
Kim Dickens ... Detective Rhonda Boney
Patrick Fugit ... Officer James Gilpin
David Clennon ... Rand Elliott
Lisa Banes ... Marybeth Elliott
Missi Pyle ... Ellen Abbott
Emily Ratajkowski ... Andie Fitzgerald
Casey Wilson ... Noelle Hawthorne
Lola Kirke ... Greta
Boyd Holbrook ... Jeff
Sela Ward ... Sharon Schieber
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Storyline

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick's portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife? Written by Twentieth Century Fox

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 October 2014 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Gone Girl See more »

Filming Locations:

Cape Girardeau, Missouri, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$61,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$37,513,109, 5 October 2014, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$167,767,189

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$369,330,363
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Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Production of the film had to be shut down for four days, due to Ben Affleck's refusal to follow David Fincher's vision, and wear a New York Yankees cap for a scene where Affleck's character, Nick, is at an airport. The Bostonian actor said to Fincher, "David, I love you, I would do anything for you. But I will not wear a Yankees hat." Eventually, the two settled for Ben's character to wear a Mets cap. Fincher jokingly describes Affleck's actions of this as "entirely unprofessional" in the DVD's audio commentary. See more »

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Quotes

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Nick Dunne: When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers. The primal questions of a marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other? What will we do?
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Unique and darkly funny
4 October 2014 | by toppinSee all my reviews

Two movies for the price of one.

That's a fairly glib start to a review of a movie that I really liked, but it is true. The first half of Gone Girl is a fairly standard "did he or didn't he" mystery thriller. Then, about an hour in, the perspective shifts entirely and suddenly you realise that you're watching – perhaps – the most pitch-black comedy that you've ever seen.

Despite the abrupt shift, I still think that Gone Girl holds together extremely well as one whole movie. Ben Affleck's Nick manages to inspire sympathy without ever being truly likable while Rosamund Pike's Amy (the star of the show in my opinion) is brilliant, terrifying, hilarious and despicable in various combinations and occasionally all at the same time.

David Fincher's direction is both classy and clever (as usual) and several scenes are particularly outstanding due at least as much to his brilliance as that of the actors involved in them. My one complaint would be over the length – it really didn't need to be two and a quarter hours long. There were certainly a few moments, particularly in the first half, when I wished that the movie would hurry up and get to the point just a little more quickly.

Gone Girl is a movie unlike any that I've ever seen before and as such largely defies further description. I would recommend this movie to all (with a warning that the adult rating is well earned) but especially those with a dark sense of humour. The darker the better.


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