“The date-night movie of the decade.” – Rolling Stone
What’s date night without some lying, deceit, blood, and gore? Not a very good date night in my eyes, if you ask me. Gone Girl, starring Ben Affleck and Rosemund Pike, is a suspenseful, thrilling movie that has you questioning everything you watch on screen as the story unfolds. It leaves you trying to predict what will happen, but unless you have read the book, which I have not, then you more than likely won’t be able to figure out what is going to happen next.
The story follows a man, Nick Dunne, and his wife, Amy Dunne, who disappears on the morning of their fifth wedding anniversary. The whole world thinks that he killed her and even the people close to him can’t help wondering whether he did or not. I don’t want to give too much away since you have to watch the movie for yourself, but if you enjoy suspenseful thrillers then you should definitely check this one out. I never cared for Ben Affleck much before, but his acting in this movie is great and really convincing. He leaves you wondering what the hell is going on. I find many films to be predictable and this one definitely threw me for a whirlwind.
It will also leave you questioning society and how media paints men as villains before they have even been proven guilty of anything. It shows how anything can be twisted and turned to paint a different picture if used in a different context. It also leaves you questioning whether you really ever truly know the person you are willingly sharing your world with– scary, huh?
The movie is pretty sex-heavy so I would advise against seeing it with your parents or your kids unless your family is cool like that. I, on the other hand, do not even feel comfortable watching a couple kiss on screen in front of my parents so this movie would have me running out the door so I could avoid the “do I look at the sex scene or awkwardly look away and look at my phone acting as if I’m doing something as the couple climaxes” moment. Yup, that is a moment I have experienced too many times in my life and prefer to not willingly go through that again.
I will definitely be reading the book now after watching the movie just because I’m a nerd and like to know what the differences between the movie and book might be.
Have you watched movie or read the book? What did you think? Let me know in the comments!
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