Gone Girl instantaneously restored my faith in Ben Affleck. It was an excellent film and his acting was spectacular. Directed by David Fincher, Gone Girl is an exploration into what happens when a perfect marriage takes a wrong turn. Nick and Amy Dunne (Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike) had what seemed to be the perfect marriage. They talked about all their problems if any arose, they showed their love for each other constantly, they were playful, everything was going great. All of that came to a halt when the economy crashed.

Amy narrates her experience throughout the movie and notices a change in Nick, that started when things started going downhill. An old flame reappears in Desi Collings (Neil Patrick Harris) and when Nick’s wife disappears he consults the law prowess of Attorney Tanner Bolt (Tyler Perry).

This movie was excellent, plain and simple. There were a few parts by Amy that seemed a tad unrealistic but aside from that, it was great. Ben Affleck did a great job with his character and Rosamund Pike put on a performance comparable to Leonardo DiCaprio’s drugged up/Lamborghini scene from “Wolf of Wall Street.”

One thing about the film, it does run long. You’ll start to notice the film drag but by that time you’ll be 90% through the movie and its 2hr 29 minute run-time. I give Gone Girl a solid 9 out of 10. If you have free time this weekend, this is a must see.


-Jon J.

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