By: Emily Balli
Director David Fincher adds yet another twisted suspense-filled film to his repertoire of work with his newest film, “Gone Girl”. Fincher has received Oscar nods in the past for his work on “The Social Network,” but many would agree that “Gone Girl” has the potential to win him his first Oscar for best director.
“Gone Girl” released in theatres on Oct. 3, based off of Gillian Flynn’s #1 New York Times best seller of the same title, will have anyone that sees it sitting on the edge of their seat.
The movie tells the story of estranged married couple Amy and Nick Dunne, and what happens when Amy suddenly goes missing on the day of their fifth wedding anniversary.
Nick, played by Ben Affleck, seems to be a bit too calm when he discovers that his wife has disappeared. His relaxed attitude puts him under intense media scrutiny, which leads to the discovery of him cheating on his wife with another woman.
The story continues on a twisted, suspenseful and shocking downward spiral, ultimately leaving the audience baffled with the outcome.
Many critics would agree that Ben Affleck’s portrayal of Nick in “Gone Girl” is one of his best (if not his best) performances to date. In fact, his performance is so good that some have even ventured to say that it is Oscar worthy. Additionally, Rosamund Pike made the character come to life, and “Gone Girl” could not have possibly been the movie it is without her as Amy.
The dark and twisted nature of the film “Gone Girl” is enthralling and leaves the audience wanting more. The movie also ties into reality, and forces the audience to take a step back and analyze themselves with the overall commentary the movie has on media and how people and events are perceived and twisted on the news.