In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Robert Downey Jr.,
A seasoned FBI agent pursues Frank Abagnale Jr. who, before his 19th birthday, successfully forged millions of dollars' worth of checks while posing as a Pan Am pilot, a doctor, and a legal prosecutor.
On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne reports that his wife, Amy, 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?Written by
Twentieth Century Fox
Originally, Nick was supposed to wear a Yankees cap in one scene. But Ben Affleck, a die-hard Red Sox fan, refused to wear it. Ultimately, he and David Fincher compromised, and he wears a Mets cap. See more »
Nick and Amy have been in Missouri for at least a year and a half at the time the film is set, but Nick's car still has New York plates. There is nothing to suggest Amy and Nick took permanent residence in Missouri. They moved to be near Nick's terminally ill mother, and there is no mention of permanency. All their major possessions and utilities were in Amy's name, and the house was rented. The Bar was owned by Amy, but the state does not require business owner/operators to be permanent residents. See more »
When I think of my wife, I always think of the back of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brain, trying to get answers. The primal questions of a marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other? What will we do?
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Instead of the traditional 20th Century Fox music that accompanies the logo in the beginning usually, a track from the soundtrack, "What Have We Done to Each Other?" (the first track) plays while the logo is shown, and continues to the Regency logo and the movie's opening credits. See more »
Slow burner with a twist for the ages. Fincher does it again.
The first act of the movie is the run-of-the-mill wife gone missing, the husband accused of killing her plot. This is clearly established in the theatrical trailer and may have thrown off some potential viewers. To the people who are familiar with David Fincher's work, this is not the case with Gone Girl.
Yes, the first act is very ordinary, but the second act uproots whatever ever considered dull about the movie as it takes a rapid turn into thriller stardom, resembling something taken out of a Hitchcock movie. Only a handful directors can completely enhance the movie's narrative through editing, and Fincher is one of them. I know there is a lot of praise around Rosamund Pike's performance, which makes it easy to overlook Ben Affleck. He plays the tired, oblivious and boyish really well. This may be the very reason why he is completely overlooked.
And in a time of sequels, prequels, remakes and biopics, finally a contemporary piece of work! Stellar!
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