Gone Girl: Blu-ray Review

Gone Girl Blu Cover










The Movie:

On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his 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 behavior have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?

I had heard that this movie was in development for a while but the only thing that I really knew of it was that it was being adapted from a novel by Gillian Flynn. You throw David Fincher’s name in there and automatically you have an audience. The ball gets rolling rather quickly in the film and sets it up within the first 15 minutes or so and in those 15 minutes the first word to come out of my mouth was “Whoa”. From there you already know the main plot point and Fincher gives the audience bits and pieces of flashbacks in the first half of the film in order to build to Amy going missing. The coolest part was that there is a moment within the film where the past catches up with the present and moves along from there and he does it in such a seamless way. There are so many fantastic and shocking moments in the film that it kept me intrigued and on the edge of my seat, leaned forward for practically the entire experience. Affleck was Affleck. What more can you say than that. He has evolved so much as an actor and director that it shows immensely in every role he takes. There’s so much honesty to his words that you are at odds with what direction you think the film is going to go in. Pike was an actress that I remember here and there in bit parts in other movies so when I saw her on the screen I (honestly) wasn’t expecting what I saw. She gave an amazing performance that made you believe everything she said (MINOR SPOILER ALERT) until the crazy turn in the film and after that I despised her. I saw the film with my wife and after it was done I causally looked over to her and simply said “Please don’t ever Gone Girl me” and in that moment (she laughed of course) I realized that it stuck will stick will people mentally. Every time a man pisses off a woman they are going to think of this film and this story. It’s funny to me but it truly shows the impact the film will have on people. Coming in at a running time of 2 hours and 29 minutes don’t let that steer you away from watching it. This is a must watch for everyone, especially those that are fans of Fincher and any crime drama films.

Special Features:

Shockingly there are none at all present which I was really looking forward to but the blu-ray release does come with a copy of “Amazing Amy Tattle Tell” which was REALLY awesome and a nice little supplement.

Gone Girl is available NOW on Blu-ray and DVD from 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment


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