Reviews Gone Girl As directed by David Fincher (“Se7en,” “Zodiac”)

Reviews Gone Girl As directed by David Fincher (“Se7en,” “Zodiac”)

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“Gone Girl” is art and entertainment, a thriller and an issue, and an eerily assured audience picture.
It is also a film that shifts emphasis and perspective so many times that you may feel as though you’re watching five short movies strung together,
each morphing into the next.
At first, “Gone Girl” seems to tell the story of a man who might or might not have killed somebody,
and is so closed off and alienating (like Bruno Richard Hauptmann, perhaps) that even people
who believe in his innocence can’t help wondering. His name is Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). He’s a college professor and a blocked writer.
His dissatisfied wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) disappears one day,
prompting local cops to open a missing persons case that becomes a murder investigation
after three days pass without word from her. Amy and Nick seemed like a happy couple. The snippets from Amy’s diary,
read in voice-over by Amy and accompanied by flashbacks,
hint at differences between them, but not the sort that seem irreconcilable (not at first, anyway).
Were things ever really all that sunny, though? If they weren’t,

which spouse was the main source of rancor? Can we trust what Nick tells the homicide detectives

(Kim Dickens and Patrick Fugit, both outstanding) who investigate Amy’s case?

Can we trust what Amy tells us, via her diary? Is one of the spouses lying?

Are they both lying? If so, to what end?

The film raises these questions and others, and it answers nearly all of them,

often in boldface, all-caps sentences that end with exclamation points. It is not a subtle film, nor is it trying to be.

As directed by David Fincher (“Se7en,” “Zodiac”) and as adapted by Gillian Flynn from her bestselling potboiler,

“Gone Girl” suggests one of those overheated, อ่านต่อ

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