Reviews for Friends #8 Gone Girl
The hotly anticipated film adaptation of the hit novel, Gone Girl, is finally out! Well, hotly anticipated by everyone but me - I knew literally zero about this book / film until I saw the trailer a few weeks ago. For those others who have, like myself, been living in a bubble Gone Girl is a cynical portrait of a marriage - a grimly fascinating, starkly bleak satire of modern domestic life and the social politics of crime.
The film flits fitfully between the present and past as a complex story unfolds. Two impossibly good-looking writers, Nick and Amy Dunne, meet and marry in New York where they both enjoy successful careers. But a few years later the couple are forced to move to Nick’s home town - Missouri, not quite so glamorous - as the recession hits and Nick’s mother becomes unwell. One day, Nick returns home after an early morning drinking session with his twin sister, at the bar...
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