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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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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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$61,000,000 (estimated)

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HUF 39,167,770 (Hungary) (5 October 2014)

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$167,767,189 (USA)
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In the book, when Amy meets Desi at the casino, a stranger interrupts their conversation to ask if she is related to the Enloes. (In the book's acknowledgments, author Gillian Flynn thanks Detective Craig Enloe of the Overland Park Police Department for answering her "42,000 e-mails.") In the film, the line is kept but the name is changed from Enloe to Nolan--the surname of the author's spouse, Brett, and their children. See more »

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Amy takes the urine sample of Noelle Hawthorne, who is in an advanced stage of pregnancy to prove that she herself is pregnant. However, she is supposed to be only six weeks pregnant and the urine tests would differ from a lady who is only six weeks pregnant to a lady in an advanced stage of pregnancy. 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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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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DEFY SPACES FOR YOU
Written by Didier Goret (as Didier Francois Goret)
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All the world's a stage, and all the men and women merely players !!!!!!
19 December 2014 | by See all my reviews

I have always been a huge admirer of David Fincher. He is undoubtedly one of the most consistent and masterful storytellers in modern cinema. I also think when it comes to dark, disturbing thrillers, there is very few who can match the directorial skills of Fincher.

Like many of his previous films, Gone Girl is a very long film, but in a true Fincher-esque fashion, it is as engaging as possible without any scope for the viewer to feel bored. The pacing is perfect. The scenes have a dreamy style to it, which brings the dilemma of "whether this is a true account of things or has this been made up by the narrator."

The theme of the film is the fact that humans at the basic level are all actors and pretenders. Very seldom do we decide to be our real selves. Generally all of us put on a mask to make ourselves look good in front of the general public and also to pretend to be the person that our nearest and dearest want us to be. Gillian Flynn's screenplay based on her own novel is brilliant and it is also a damning indictment of how media can shape and mould mass perception and it is also a cynical account of the institution of marriage.

Ben Affleck is good, Tyler Perry is good, but this movie from an acting perspective belongs to Rosamund Pike. She owns every scene that she is in and delivers an Oscar-worthy performance.

Fincher has once again has made a fantastic film. The last 30 minutes might not be completely logical, but it is still symbolic. If you are about to get married,stay away from Gone Girl.


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