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A Girl Gone… Good? Bad? or Simply Gone?

Gone Girl is one bad-ass nasty flick – in a good way.

Director David Fincher (Alien3, Seven, The Game, Zodiac, Panic Room, Girl with the Dragon Tattoo) has created another film that manipulates its audience in expert fashion – remember, all in a good way.

Based on the novel of the same name by Gillian Flynn (who also wrote the screenplay) , Gone Girl is all about good people, bad people, good people who can be bad, bad people who can be even worse, and just about any other combination that can be properly portrayed in 2 hours and 19 minutes.

Gone Girl stars Rosamund Pike (The Worlds End, Jack Reacher, Barney’s Version, Surrogates, Pride And Prejudice) and Ben Affleck (Good Will Hunting, The Company Men, The Town, Argo).  The two are terrific in their respective roles.  The supporting cast is just as good – which makes Gone Girl a truly compelling watch.  Affleck (as Nick Dunne) and Carrie Coon (as Nick’s sister Margo Dunne) are so good together you wonder if they might be real life older brother and younger sister.

Pike is a Chameleon actress who is hitting her full stride professionally.  She can play the lead, or supporting actor in costume dramas, period pieces, comedy, detective story’s and thrillers.

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