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‘Gone Girl’ the movie: everything we hoped it would be

Posted at 1:10 pm, September 22, 2014 in Arts & Entertainment
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It was the tube read of 2013 – a twisty, unputdownable thriller about a missing wife, a suspicious husband and a small town in uproar. When ‘Gone Girl’ made bestseller lists worldwide, a big screen adaptation was inevitable – but it could so easily have gone horribly wrong. We were thrilled when it was announced that ‘Zodiac’ and ‘The Social Network’ director David Fincher would be making the movie, with the novel’s author Gillian Flynn writing the screenplay. Everyone’s favourite comeback kid Ben Affleck plays the husband, Nick Dunne, and the brilliantly talented Brit Rosamund Pike takes the trickiest part of all as his missing wife Amy. Now the film has landed, and we’re thrilled to report that it’s a five-star blinder: wickedly funny, savagely intelligent and gripping throughout. Expect critical love, Oscar glory, and mega box office takings when ‘Gone Girl’ is released on October 3.

You can read our review at timeout.com/film

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