• Gone Girl (2014)

Gone Girl

Release Date: October 3rd, 2014

DVD Release Date: January 13th, 2015

R |2 hr 29 min

Plot Summary

In Carthage, Mo., former New York-based writer Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and his glamorous wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) present a portrait of a blissful marriage to the public. However, when Amy goes missing on the couple's fifth wedding anniversary, Nick becomes the prime suspect in her disappearance. The resulting police pressure and media frenzy cause the Dunnes' image of a happy union to crumble, leading to tantalizing questions about who Nick and Amy truly are.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Kim Dickens, Patrick Fugit, Carrie Coon, David Clennon

Director: David Fincher

Genres: Crime drama , Thriller , Mystery

Production Co: TSG Entertainment

Distributors: 20th Century Fox

Keywords: 2010s, House, Marriage, Brooding, Wife, Intense, Police station, Mystery, Office, Dark, Police officer, Car, Pursuit

Ratings & Reviews

  • 70
    Bob MondelloNPR

    By the end of Gone Girl, the social issues that animate the film's beginning — job loss in an economic downturn, differences in wealth and class, media manipulation — have receded, and things have gotten so plot-driven and pulpy, there's nothing to challenge the director or make him stretch. In the film's final stages he seems to be relying entirely on craft — but, boy, is it effective craft. show more

  • 70
    Joe MorgensternWall Street Journal

    The movie, with some of the trappings of a murder mystery, makes its points with blunt force. Fun seldom figures in this adaptation, which is overlong and mysteriously unaffecting. Still, Mr. Fincher's film has many fascinations. show more

  • 80
    Todd McCarthyThe Hollywood Reporter

    A sharply made, perfectly cast and unfailingly absorbing melodrama. But, like the director's adaptation of another publishing phenomenon, The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo, three years ago, it leaves you with a quietly lingering feeling of: “Is that all there is?” show more

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Nominated Actress in a Leading Role
Nominated Outstanding Performance by a Female Actor in a Leading Role
Screen Actors Guild Awards (2015)
Nominated Best Performance By an Actress in a Motion Picture - Drama
Nominated Leading Actress
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Best Director - Motion Picture
Nominated Best Original Score - Motion Picture
Nominated Adapted Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (2015)
Nominated Best Screenplay - Motion Picture