Bottom Line: Director David Fincher (FIGHT CLUB, THE SOCIAL NETWORK) delivers a meticulously wicked tale on modern marriage and the meddling media. A gut punch of a film that fiendishly swoons and squirms viewers through a nightmare scenario as if told through the generically dreamlike pages of US magazine. It’s a ready-for-cable-news-network nail-biter that’ll have you switching alliances with all the grace of a square-wheeled baby stroller. A few inconsistent, surface-level touches and all too abrupt ending that I understood but was less than pleased with may be keeping this from A grade status - but it’s tension-headache inducing suspense, brilliant direction, superb acting across the board, razor-sharp Reznor score, charbroiled charm and sinister sense of humor makes this an easy-to-recommend success. A movie that’ll easily have a shot at making my top ten list come December… Having not read the insanely popular novel from author Gillian Flynn (who also adapted it for the screen), I can honestly say I saw nothing coming – no tells, no giveaways – it’s an accessibly twisted story that should have you talking for days and, possibly, sleeping with one eye open for weeks. Sure to brew up oodles of distrust between genders, this suburbia slasher flick still remains the most weirdly perverse must-see date night movie of the year. Get GONE!
Starring: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Tyler Perry and Neil Patrick Harris
Directed by: David Fincher (THE SOCIAL NETWORK, FIGHT CLUB, SE7EN, ZODIAC, THE GAME and THE GIRL WITH THE DRAGON TATTOO)
Running time: 145 minutes
Studio description: On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his beautiful wife, Amy, has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and 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? © Fox
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