Gone Girl (2014)

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Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Carrie Coon

Plot: Based of Gillian Flynn’s novel, the story is about Nick Dunne who’s wife disappears on their 5th anniversary. As the police investigate and the media evolves, Nick is accused of his wife’s murder and disappearance. With growing speculation, the question becomes, “Did Nick kill his wife?”

Rating: 3/10

Overall: I did not read the book, and after seeing the film, I really did not want to read the book. It wasn’t a bad film by any means, but I feel like the plot is overused. It becomes a common cliché and the ending that was written, I felt was a cop out of coming up with something more original. The entire thing was built on deceit and blackmail, which can be a decent driving point, but not something I feel should be the foundation of a resolution. Overall, the acting was good, and according to my dad who read the book, was a decent adaptation of the novel. So I suppose if you liked the novel, you’ll like the film. If you haven’t read the novel or didn’t like the novel, then you probably won’t like the film. Especially if you’re a movie snob like me.

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