A Jaw-Dropping Drama | Review of ‘Gone Girl’

By: Cynthia Ayala

Gone GirlOn his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful 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?

Gone Girl is an incredible film that paints a story and just dives right into it.  The story was expertly written and constructed as it follows Nick Dunne as he comes home to his wife missing and the house in shambles.  This leads the police to pick away at his marriage and unearth the events that led to his wife’s disappearance.  This leads to the course the film takes and the style and direction of the film itself.  The film begins in one way, to tell a story and set it up to paint this marriage, to paint this connection between these two characters so that viewers can see just how far this marriage has fallen.  Going back and forth, between past and present, the movie continues to build in a marvelous way using misdirection beautifully. Continue reading “A Jaw-Dropping Drama | Review of ‘Gone Girl’”

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