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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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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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Trivia

Rosamund Pike told film critic Peter Travers that, whenever David Fincher would catch her on-set about to use her cell phone, he'd take a "stern face" selfie and send it to her causing her to instantly pocket her phone. See more »

Goofs

When Nick is playing the board game "Game of Life" with Margo, he lands on the marriage block and adds the wife peg to his car. He then hands off to Margo for her turn, neglecting that in the rules for the game one makes another "honeymoon" spin immediately after getting married. 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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Crazy Credits

The principal names individually fade in and out onscreen in just 2 seconds each, half the normal time for a screen credit. See more »

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I'M TRIPPIN OUT
Written by Jason DeFord
Performed by Jelly Roll
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Gone, but definitely not forgotten
22 April 2015 | by See all my reviews

Wow, actually a thriller that's pretty good. Yes, it's fair to say that 'Gone Girl' is a really engrossing film. As with almost every film, it's based on a book. And, as with most films based on a book, I haven't read the book, so I haven't got a clue how well the film relates to the source material. But then I don't care. I just enjoyed the ride.

'Gone Girl' is one of those films where you don't want to say too much about for fear of giving things away and spoiling it for people who haven't seen it. Ben Affleck plays a (reasonably) decent husband whose well-to-do wife disappears. The media circus that follows then starts to reveal that the truth is far more complicated that it first seems (not to mention the obligatory police investigation). It's fair to say that what follows is a film that twists and turns, so you only really get one chance to watch it and not know what's coming.

Many people don't really like Affleck when it comes to acting (even less now he's due to don the Batsuit!), but I think most people will relate to him as he gets pursued and hounded (unfairly? You'll have to wait and see!) by the media. Rosamund Pike plays his (gone!) wife with a flawless American accent. Again, you'll have to see whether she's found alive or dead. The story bounces around back and forth in time, making sure you're just confused enough never to put too much together before the film's ready to reveal what's happening.

If I had one complaint it's that the film is a little too long. Perhaps ten to fifteen minutes could have been edited out at around the three quarters mark, just to speed it up. But that's a minor gripe. Basically, if you like your thrillers twisty and turny (and have a couple of hours to spare on a film that you really have to concentrate on) give this one a go.


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