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Gone (2012)

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A woman is convinced her kidnapper has returned when her sister goes missing.

Director:

Heitor Dhalia

Writer:

Allison Burnett
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Amanda Seyfried ... Jill
Daniel Sunjata ... Powers
Jennifer Carpenter ... Sharon Ames
Sebastian Stan ... Billy
Wes Bentley ... Peter Hood
Nick Searcy ... Mr. Miller
Socratis Otto ... Jim
Emily Wickersham ... Molly
Joel David Moore ... Nick Massey
Katherine Moennig ... Erica Lonsdale
Michael Paré ... Lt. Ray Bozeman
Sam Upton ... Officer McKay
Ted Rooney ... Henry Massey
Erin Carufel ... Officer Ash
Amy Argyle ... Tanya Muslin (as Amy Lawhorn)
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When her sister disappears, Jill is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years ago has returned, and she sets out to once again face her abductor. Written by Anonymous

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No one believes her. Nothing will stop her.


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Rated PG-13 for violence and terror, some sexual material, brief language and drug references | See all certifications »

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Official site [Japan]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 February 2012 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

12 Horas See more »

Filming Locations:

Portland, Oregon, USA

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Box Office

Opening Weekend USA:

$4,770,360, 26 February 2012, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$11,653,123, 8 April 2012
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Datasat | Dolby Digital

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

In once scene, Daniel Sunjata tells his fellow colleague that he should act professionally and if he wants to chase tail, he should become a fireman, not a policeman. Daniel Sunjata played a fireman in TV show Rescue Me (2004) in which he was a serious ladies man. See more »

Goofs

The address of the locksmith changes several times throughout the film and refers to locations in Portland, Maine - not Oregon: Jill's initial Google search shows it to be 789 NW Riverton, Portland, OR; the officer reporting it to Detective Hood states that Jill pulled a gun at a "locksmith over in Oakdale"; the police report regarding the incident lists the address as 651 Rivertone. Riveton is a street and Oakdale is a neighborhood in Portland, ME. Neither of them exist in Portland, OR. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Jill: Are you going to say hi?
Molly: Maybe tomorrow after my final. Right now I've got to become an expert on marginal productivity theory.
Jill: I'd ask you what that is, but then I'm afraid you'd tell me.
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Written by Reed Dahlmeier
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Strong Performance by Seyfried
27 February 2012 | by FFman-847-460126See all my reviews

Gone proved to be a much different movie from what the trailer indicated. Under the veil of a cliché game of cat and mouse, Amanda Seyfried pulls of an incredibly difficult role by riding the line between insane and driven. The movie puts its entire success on keeping the audience guessing whether this could "all be in her head" or really is part of a sick plot. It succeeds in doing so on the shoulders of Amanda Seyfried.

Unfortunately, Gone built its own wall on the road to greatness. By keeping you guessing, the writer throws plenty of false hints and possible suspects. By doing so, the movie takes on the feel of the worn-out Hollywood thriller. Although this move may have been necessary, it means other aspects of the plot are seriously lacking. Characters are completely forgotten. The climax relies on a timed event that could not be planed. In the end, this thriller lacks all the elements to make it memorable.

Despite missing its mark, Gone is completely enjoyable. In many movies, I find myself evaluating the movie halfway through. That never happened. The tension maintained itself through the entirety of the movie. I found myself holding my breath, sitting on the edge of my seat, and wanting to scream, "Don't go in there!" This is how a thriller should work. I wish the amateur mistakes could have been removed. If that were done, this movie could have been great.

I must point out the politics of the movie. It was believable on most levels. The movie is set on the basis that a girl who has experience with PychCare will usually be treated like she is insane. This idea is done very well. The investigators do give her the time of day, but still appear to brush her off. As the movie progresses, it is fascinating to watch the investigators grow more worried about Seyfried with a gun rather than a missing girl. In the end, it is quite believable.

If you are in need of a good thriller, this is the movie to see. It stumbles, but will keep you guessing. There is no great advancements made in the genre, but that does not mean it is not worth seeing. When you put an actress in the lead who can keep you guessing, you will usually have a good thriller. Congratulations to Amanda Seyfried for getting out of her shitty movie slump.

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