MTV Review | Gone Girl Is Sexy Yet Sinister... And We LOVED It!
Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike star in the adaptation of Gillian Flynn's popular novel...
UK Release Date: October 3
Running Time: 149 mins
Director: David Fincher
Plot: Based on the hit novel by Gillian Flynn, Gone Girl tells the chilling story of 'Amazing' Amy Elliott Dunne (Pike) who disappears in suspicious circumstances, leaving the world to point the finger at her husband Nick Dunne (Affleck). With Nick proving to be anything but the perfect faithful husband, he is soon blamed for her 'murder', with Amy's diary seemingly sealing his fate, but not all is as it seems…
Best Scene: The press conference announcing Amy's disappearance was a particular highlight, even if just for Nick's awkward grin as he poses for a press photo with a poster of his absent wife. Having read the book, Affleck truly brings the part of PR disaster Dunne to life.
Best One Liner: "I can practice believing my husband loves me. But I could be wrong", utters Amy as she sows the seeds for Nick's demise.
Date Movie or Mate Movie: Maybe avoid this film if it's your anniversary (if you've read the book, you'll know why!) as it is more of a dysfunctional date movie, compared to a love story. However, if you're a male and taking a date, use Nick Dunne as example of how NOT to treat a lady, and you might make it to date No.2.
Scene Stealer: While Rosamund Pike lives up to her character's name as 'Amazing' Amy, Blurred Lines babe Emily Ratajkowski managed to steal the big screen as Nick's cutesy lover Andie, with her topless scene leaving the audience more than a little hot under the collar!
WTF Moment: The scene where Amy murders Desi (Patrick Harris) left us truly opened-mouthed, especially when she goes back to the home she shared with Nick still covered in his blood.
Summary: Bringing the pages of Flynn's popular book to life was always going to be a struggle, but thankfully due to some pretty impressive casting and Fincher's ability to turn everything he touches in to gold, Gone Girl the movie is just as sexy and sinister as the novel. If you thought the book was hard to put down, the flick is impossible to stop watching. From start to finish, Gone Girl is suspenseful, and with its dark twists and turns, it truly is an epic watch.
By Joanne Dorken @MTVUK