Gone Girl Blu-ray
Disclosure: I was not compensated for this post. I received a copy of the Blu-ray to facilitate this post. Opinions expressed are my own.
Title: Gone Girl [Blu-ray]
About the Film
Gone Girl – directed by David Fincher and based upon the global best seller by Gillian Flynn – unearths the secrets at the heart of a modern marriage. On the occasion of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) reports that his beautiful wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike), 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 behaviour have everyone asking the same dark question: Did Nick Dunne kill his wife?
Every Blu-ray comes with an exclusive new Amazing Amy story – “Tattle Tale”. The 36-page children’s book is only available with the purchase of the Gone Girl Blu-ray.
Blu-ray Special Features
- Audio Commentary by David Fincher
- ‘Amazing Amy Tattle Tale’ Book
At the beginning of 2013, I read a book by a new-to-me author, Gillian Flynn. That book was Gone Girl and it ended up being one of the best books I’ve ever had the pleasure of reading. Last year, I put it on my list of Recommended Books to Read in 2014 and also immediately went out and purchased her two other books, Dark Places and Sharp Objects. I couldn’t get enough Gillian Flynn! Then I heard about the Gone Girl movie coming out and was anxiously anticipating its release. I was curious to see how it compared to the book.
I won’t go too deep into the storyline because there is a major spoiler that will ruin it for you if you’ve never read the book. Let’s just say that while reading the book there was a huge OMG moment. I didn’t expect this twist and it was so shocking that I exclaimed a few choice words in the middle of the night. It was brilliant! I was curious to see how that twist would be handled in the movie and it was pretty on par with the book. It didn’t have the same shock effect for me because I knew it was coming.
Both Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike were perfect in their roles as Amy and Nick Dunne and captured the essence of both characters. I wasn’t sure at first about Ben Affleck being cast as Nick Dunne, but he did an amazing job. I couldn’t imagine any other actor playing that part now that I’ve seen the movie.
The movie is over 2 hours long (149 minutes), but it didn’t seem that way. The story is so engaging and dark that the minutes flew by. John hasn’t seen it yet and I plan to watch it again with him. I’ll be watching his reaction to key twists in the plot. I wonder if he will be blindsided like I was about the book.
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