David Fincher is known for his surprising thrillers that can keep you gripped in your movie seat for a long time. In this Netflix tip, he has also staged the story in such an exciting way that he has delighted both critics and audiences
With Seven and Fight Club, David Fincher has created films that have captivated and thrilled viewers. In this kidnapping thriller, he was also able to guide Ben Affleck and Rosamund Pike to brilliant acting performances. As a model couple with secrets, they turned the film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s novel into a masterpiece.
Nick (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) seem to be the perfect couple. In the small town where they live, they are popular and seem happy. But then Amy disappears without a trace. Soon everything points to a kidnapping. As Amy was a minor celebrity in her childhood, the case also attracts media attention.
In the course of the investigation, Nick comes under increasing suspicion. The evidence suggests that the Dunnes’ marriage was not as perfect as it seemed on the outside. And his behavior doesn’t exactly help to maintain his clean image either.
Gone Girl throws one plot twist after another
New twists and insights from novelist Gillian Flynn’s screenplay keep viewers glued to the screen. David Fincher unravels the background to the story through multiple perspectives in such a way that the tension is kept at boiling point.
There is never a dull moment in the 149-minute running time. The new insights keep you questioning who is actually the perpetrator or the victim.
Is Gone Girl a drama, a thriller or a satire after all?
Gone Girl was marketed as a thriller and a drama. However, Moviepilot user Sachsenkrieger has a theory that David Fincher’s film is more of a satire. His review is so interesting that we have written a separate article for you. In it, he describes how Fincher dismantles the themes of the film and sheds new light on the director’s masterpiece.