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Sunday, October 12, 2014

Gone Girl (Spoilers)

We saw Gone Girl last night. Very strange movie.

The story starts out with a husband, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) coming home on his wedding anniversary to discover his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) is missing under very suspicious circumstances. At first it all seems so straightforward, husband looking for missing wife, cops thinking he killed his wife.

Their romance and marriage is reviewed in flashbacks, and it all seems so normal. Two writers meet in NYC, fall in love ... Suffer some setbacks when both are laid off, move back to Missouri to care for his dying mother...she is brilliant but bored...He cheats on her ...

His portrait of a blissful marriage starts to unravel under media scrutiny ...

And then comes the weirdness, the plot twist that you never saw coming .

Though after Nick talks to the ex boyfriend, perhaps we should have realized ...

She staged it. She found out about the affair and decided to punish him.

And it gets weirder from there ...

The scenes with Desi, her high school lover (Neil Patrick Harris) are positively creepy.

I really liked Tyler Perry as Tanner Bolt, Nick's flashy, media-savvy attorney. So very like the late Johnnie Cochran.

As I said, very weird movie. There were a few parts that dragged, but overall very well done. Worth seeing.

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