I am a notorious couch potato, but often you will see me off my royal throne (read: couch), only to be seated on plush leather seats at Vox Cinemas. Nachos with salsa and jalapenos (no cheese please) only work as an unnecessary motivator. This weekend was no different.
This time we went to watch a delayed release, featuring Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike, called Gone Girl. It’s adapted from Gillian Flynn’s thriller novel under the same title, and revolves around a marriage gone bad. Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), missing on their fifth wedding anniversary. As an infamous writer, Amy’s disappearance causes a frenzy, unearthing secrets of infidelity and cleverly woven web of lies. Soon, family, friends and media are pointing fingers at Dunne, blaming him for disappearance of his beautiful, perfect American wife.
Did Dunne really kill his wife to pursue his secret love affair with one of his twenty something student? And if he did, how is Amy spotted in a distant town, with badly dyed short hair, shabby clothes and a different identity?
It’s a thriller that will have you on the edge throughout, and an end while leaving you for more. Ben Affleck is fantastic (as usual) but it’s Rosamund that will draw out your emotions.
Super recommended – and if you have seen it already, what did you think?