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Gone to the Movies Lately? Check out Gone Girl!

posted Oct 22, 2014, 3:42 PM by Carlee Schmelzer   [ updated Oct 22, 2014, 3:49 PM ]
Carlee Schmelzer
        If you haven’t been to Cedar Point in awhile, make your way to Carmike 12 for the emotional roller coaster of your life, Gone Girl. The movie first premiered in Findlay on October 3, and has put every one the edge of their seats since.
        Gone Girl is told from the alternating perspectives Amy and Nick Dunne whose marriage is falling apart in small-town Missouri, this is first a story of perfect young love in Manhattan, followed by its slow disintegration after they both lose their jobs and move to Nick’s hometown to help his family through his mother’s terminal illness.When Amy disappears, their whole town is abuzz with accusations. Slowly, each spouse’s lies and deception are revealed until the real foundation of their relationship is revealed.

This book-turned-movie has garnered reviews from Chicago Tribune saying,”David Fincher’s film version of the bestseller ‘Gone Girl’ is a stealthy, snake-like achievement. It’s everything the book was and more-- more certainly in its sinister, brackish atmosphere dominated by mustard-yellow fluorescence, designed to make you squint, recoil and then lean in a little closer.”

I loved how complicated the plot was with enough twists to make your head spin. This heavy film deserved it’s R-rating with some sex and a few brutally violent scenes but was also sprinkled throughout with comedy. The end of Gone Girl was a bit unsatisfying and left the audience wanting more, but overall Gone Girl was a movie I would definitely watch again.
Directed by David Fincher and starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick-Harris, and Tyler Perry to name a few, this star-studded thriller has it’s audience on a leash from first scene to last.

Carlee Schmelzer,
Oct 22, 2014, 3:42 PM