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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.

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Nick Dunne
... Amy Dunne
... Desi Collings
... Tanner Bolt
... Margo Dunne
... Detective Rhonda Boney
... Officer James Gilpin
... Rand Elliott
... Marybeth Elliott
... Ellen Abbott
... Andie Fitzgerald
... Noelle Hawthorne
... Greta
... Jeff
... 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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Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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3 October 2014 (USA)  »

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Perdida  »

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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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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This is the second David Fincher film to feature the main character having a cat. First was Mikael Blomkvist from The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo (2011). See more »

Goofs

When Nick is in the airport on his way to meet Tanner Bolt, he sees a photo display publicizing his wife's disappearance. The display also features Amy's basic physical characteristics- height, hair color, and eye color. It lists her eye color as brown, but Amy has grey/green eyes throughout the film. See more »

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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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The 20th Century Fox fanfare is silent and the logo fades out early. See more »

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Referenced in South Park: Handicar (2014) See more »

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COOL CAT
Written by Simon Thorpe and John Donaldson
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Unique and darkly funny
4 October 2014 | by See 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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