Gone Girl (new movie, Oct 3, 2014)

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    In this powerful adaptation of the best-selling novel, a husband becomes a suspect in his wife's disappearance after she vanishes on their fifth wedding anniversary.

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    David Fincher's two best movies, Seven and Zodiac, share more than just serial killers. They tell stories designed to build anxiety in the viewer, while never providing the expected cathartic release. Gone Girl, his adaptation of Gillian Flynn's best-selling novel, fits perfectly in that tradition.
    Ben Affleck stars as Nick Dunne, a onetime journalist who moved with his beautiful wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) to his hometown in Missouri after he lost his writing gig in New York and his mother was diagnosed with late-stage breast cancer. The couple survive financially thanks to a trust fund set up by Amy's parents (they got rich writing a successful series of children's books based on an idealized version of Amy). But when the recession hits, her parents take back a large chunk of the money, which puts Nick and Amy in serious financial straits and tears apart their marriage.


    On the day of their fifth anniversary, Nick comes home from a visit to the bar he co-owns with his twin sister Margo (Carrie Coon) to find his wife missing amidst signs of a home invasion. A pair of detectives soon arrive on the scene, and as their investigation continues, the evidence begins to suggest that Nick may be a killer. As the case gains national notoriety, Nick must fight a PR battle as well as keep a few unpleasant secrets hidden from the authorities.

    The plot of Gone Girl sounds like standard-issue Alfred Hitchcock material: A man is accused, maybe falsely, of a horrible crime. Fincher certainly seizes on opportunities to inject some perverse comedy that would have made Hitch proud -- pay attention to the board-game motif he uses early on. However, as the twisty story plays out, he subtly shifts gears so that Gone Girl clearly becomes a portrait of a disturbingly unhinged couple, and not a more conventional battle-of-the-sexes tale featuring a controlling wife and a selfish husband.

    That approach makes sense, because Flynn's novel is a deviant fun-house mirror, grossly distorting flaws many readers will recognize in themselves. For all of its pulpy plot twists, it gets at a core fear about marriage that resonates with both men and women. Fincher has adapted the book faithfully, thanks in part to a script written by Flynn, capturing what made it so popular and translating it to the silver screen. This was no easy task, as the story ends not in a hail of bullets or an overheated screaming match, but on a more muted, if psychologically terrifying, note.
    Casting Ben Affleck as Nick was a stroke of genius on Fincher's part. He's an actor who can play both smug and smart well, and he's unafraid of portraying the worst elements of the character. Additionally, the baggage audiences might have regarding him -- remembering how his career ground to a halt during his days as a tabloid fixture with Jennifer Lopez -- informs how Nick's own life spirals out of control as the court of public opinion cast their verdict.
    The whole cast are flawless -- even Tyler Perry turns in his first solid performance as Nick's high-powered lawyer -- but the movie belongs to Rosamund Pike. Amy is, to put it mildly, complicated. The opening voice-over of the film has Nick admitting that he has no idea what's going on in her head, and the entire picture is about him finding out. Pike keeps him and us off-balance by understanding that the core of this woman is that she is always pretending. Amy, who has a degree in psychology, is one of the most manipulative characters in movie history -- exactly the kind of meaty role that women in Hollywood are rarely offered. Pike grounds the role in a logical place, even as the events that unfold become more and more outrageous. As an actress, she embodies everything that the filmmakers are trying to do, from the over-the-top thriller aspects to the deep-rooted evocations of a troubled marriage. All the while, she's both bewitching in the scenes that show Nick and Amy falling in love and frightening in the sequences that reveal the depths of her mental imbalance.


    David Fincher has always been a meticulous filmmaker, and it's tempting to think he saw elements of himself in Amy's uber-controlling nature. He's also, like Amy, unwilling to compromise. He retains Flynn's tricky plot structure, and emphatically embraces the book's uncinematic final act. Fincher proves himself to be the ideal director to turn this intricately plotted, misanthropic best-seller into a disturbing, yet undeniably entertaining movie.
     
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    So, let's just start with this. The movie, "Gone Girl" starring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, was completely amazing. It is surely going to be a contender in the upcoming award season. But, as a person who never read the book- after seeing it and not knowing what to expect- the thought of getting into a relationship is actually as terrifying as the movie itself. But, in between all of the gory scenes, scary movie music and jaw-droppings twists, there are some vital relationship lessons to be learned.

    "Gone Girl" is No. 1 Movie in America
    Again, if you have not seen this movie, do not read this post and go see the movie. It's one of those table-talk-conversation-starters that you will have to leave the room for if you don't. And no one likes that guy.

    So, before you enter your next relationship, keep in mind what Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike taught you in "Gone Girl."

    1. Love is powerful and all-consuming. Don't you dare play with it. The real reason why "Amazing Amy" snapped is because the man she fell in love with cheated on her and fell out of love. When real love is challenged, the thin line between love and hate only gets thinner.

    2. Pay attention to your husband/wife/significant other. The police badgered Nick about the details of his wife's personal life. He had no idea who her friends were, her blood type or what she did during the day. Amy's plan was so easy for her to execute because her husband was never around.

    3. Honesty is the best policy. Being a human means you will make mistakes, horrible and painful ones, but nothing hurts more than being lied to by someone you love. (Note: Because of Amy's past history in torturing the men who hurt her, Nick Dunne's tragic plotline might not have changed.) Still, the truth will always get you further -- in the long run-- than a lie.

    4. Exes are exes for a reason. Amy immediately ran to her ex-boyfriend Desi Collings (played by Neil Patrick Harris) when she was robbed and left for dead by her new trailer-park family. But, his controlling ways were probably why she did not marry him in the first place. And then she killed him. COME ON! Leave the past in the past, people.

    5. Relationships, good ones, can overcome obstacles. Now, this is not to suggest that if your significant cheats on you, you fake your own death and frame them for murder-- BUT never doubt how strong your bond is. A lot of people avoid the "I Cheated" talk because they think if they keep it to themselves, their indiscretions will disappear. NOT TRUE. The truth always comes to the light. Like Nick's little girlfriend did in the movie.

    6. Having a baby will not necessarily save your relationship. In some messed up way, Amy thought that inseminating herself with her estranged-then-reunited-kind of-husband's semen would save their marriage and in fear of his life, he stayed. (OR there could be a sequel/second book in the works, who knows.) But, babies are hard work and usually put more stress on a couple because you are no longer each other's priority.

    What else did you learn? Let us know in the comments, below.
    Did anyone else get nightmares after seeing that? Yea, sorry you had to see it again.
     

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