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Movie Review: Gone Girl

Scene from Gone Girl.

Scene from Gone Girl.

By: Anton Massopust III

“Whatever they found, we must assume it’s extremely bad.”

What if your life was torn to pieces by the mysterious disappearance of your wife and everyone expects that you did it?

In brief, that is what the movie, “Gone Girl” is about. But you would be wrong. “Gone Girl” is a complicated thriller.

Ben Affleck plays a writer Nick Dunne whose life slowly unravels. The movie is told in flashback as he tries to uncover the disappearance of his wife. As everyone turns against him, his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) vanishes under mysterious circumstances.

The police suspect murder, but is there something more going on here?

We find out the reasons their marriage falls apart and what leads up to this marriage’s destruction.

“Gone Girl” has many fine performances and from unexpected actors.

Neil Patrick Harris plays a former lover of Amy’s (Desi Collings).  Tanner Bolt (Tyler Perry) is the lawyer who wins the unwinable cases. Of course, Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike were excellent as the married couple. Their performances are believable and convincing. You ride this wild ride with them in this very realistic story.

What’s scary about “Gone Girl” is you keep thinking about this movie long after the closing credits fall across the screen. I very rarely think that way. This is the “undate” movie. If you’re wondering what that means go see “Gone Girl.”

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