My Film Notes: Gone Girl (2014) directed by David Fincher

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Gone Girl is a 2014 American thriller directed by David Fincher and adapted by Gillian Flynn from her 2012 novel of the same name. It stars Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon and David Clennon. It was released in Spanish theatres on Friday 10 October 2014. Gone Girl unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), has gone missing. Under pressure from the police and a growing media frenzy, Nick’s portrait of a blissful union begins to crumble. Soon his lies, deceits and strange behaviour have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

Begoña and I went to see Gone Girl earlier this week. I honestly believe that this is one of the most overrated films that have been released this year. Frankly I can’t understand all the fuss around it. Maybe the first part of the film is acceptable, but I think the second half lacks all credibility and the ending is totally ludicrous. In my view it’s not worth to go and see it. Besides, I’m not interested in reading the book.

Not rated.

Gone Girl review at The Hollywood Reporter

Official website

Perdida (titulada originalmente Gone Girl) es una película de misterio estadounidense, basada en la novela homónima publicada en el 2012 por Gillian Flynn. Dirigida por David Fincher, escrita por la propia Flynn y protagonizada por Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon and David Clennon. Fue estrenada en los cines españoles el viernes 10 octubre del 2014. Perdida narra la desaparición de la mujer de Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck). La presión policial y mediática hace que el retrato de la feliz unión de Nick empiece a tambalearse. Pronto sus engaños y extraño comportamiento llevarán a todo el mundo a preguntarse: ¿Es el responsable de la desaparición de su mujer?

Begoña y yo fuimos a ver Perdida a principios de semana. Sinceramente, creo que esta es una de las películas más sobrevaloradas que se han estrenado este año. Francamente no puedo entender todo el alboroto alrededor de ella. Tal vez la primera parte de la película es aceptable, pero creo que la segunda mitad carece de toda credibilidad y el final es totalmente absurdo. En mi opinión no vale la pena ir a verla. Además, no estoy interesado en leer el libro.

Sin calificar.

Una reseña mucho mas positiva se puede leer en Cinema 2000

8 thoughts on “My Film Notes: Gone Girl (2014) directed by David Fincher”

  1. José Ignacio – I think that so often, those films that get all of the media hype and attention turn out to be the most disappointing. I think I”ll give this one a miss.

    1. Thanks for your comment Norman. Now I remember reading your post. I couldn’t agree more with you The book itself has at least one flaw in that the main characters Nick and Amy are both horrid, spoilt, pretentious and arrogant, and I did not really care what happened to them.

  2. Wow José Ignacio , you really slated it 🙂 Like Margot says, the hype can really hurt a film, though after the success of the novel I guess it was inevitable (and doubtless why they wanted to make a movie of course) – I agree, really nothing to get too excited about.

      1. There some blackly comic moments I like, and I think the film does work best when seen as a sort of sub-Polanski piece of irony – but it’s overlong and for mystery fans the plot surprise is probably not nearly surprising enough …

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