Thursday, 9 October 2014

Gone Girl

'Gone Girl' is the flavour of the month; the movie that everyone is talking about and raving about.

Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike are a married couple, apparently happy and the picture perfect envy of others. One day Affleck comes home to find an apparent break-in and his wife missing. As time passes and with the Police investigation seemingly going nowhere the media becomes besotted with the mystery taking sides and identifying their victim and villain. But who is truly the victim and who is truly the villain?

The dual narrative structure with husband and wife perspectives alternating quickly exposes that the couple's relationship is not as surface images suggest.

'Gone Girl' is a little overlong but always absorbing. The highly styled nature of the film is impressive and whilst the outstanding design of the film cannot entirely paper over loose threads in the plot it is a cut above the average. Ms Pike's performance is a standout.

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