We watched ‘Gone Girl’ (2014) last night. The plot from WIkipedia : The day of his fifth wedding anniversary, Nick Dunne returns home to find that his wife Amy is missing. Her disappearance receives heavy press coverage, as Amy was the inspiration for her parents’ popular Amazing Amy children’s books. Suspicions arise that Nick murdered her, and his awkward behavior is interpreted by the media as characteristic of a sociopath.
So here are my own notes .. the movie is a blend of say, Fatal Attraction, Basic Instinct and the American media* covering a sensational murder (such as the Scott Peterson case; Scott is on death row in California convicted of murdering his wife Laci, and their unborn son in 2002). But back to the movie. After several twists and turns, it turns out there is no ending, really. The real ‘ending’ happened some time before the end! The movie examines what love and hate is (two sides of the same coin, right?) and how bizarrely twisted and dysfunctional a marriage can become.
*As frequently happens with mass media, missing the truth by a mile.