Milez Das (Rohit Shivdas)’s review published on Letterboxd:
Tobe Hooper #9
Nick Dunne: What are you thinking? What are you feeling? What have we done to each other? What will we do?
Finally I watched it. The movie everyone is talking about.
When I read the novel a year back, I was terrified of Amy Dunne. Even when I was sitting in my thoughts of something else, Gone Girl came in. It was like how can someone do this? This is really fucked up.
Gillian Flynn wrote something that even Hitchcock would have been afraid of.
For last five days I was in Singapore and when I got the news that Indian Censor Board have edited some scenes, I though it would be better to see here. And it was a right choice.
From the moment the movie starts with the quote above mentioned, I knew I am in for a scary ride.
What I loved about this movie was the editing. It was what kept me on the edge of the seat. And the screenplay made my heart beat faster. Sometimes, even when we see a silent moment in the movie, I was still in the process of what is really going to happen. Even though I had read the novel.
Rosamund Pike. WOW. She is the perfect Amy. She is the Amazing Amy. What I observed while watching about Amy's character and why was she like this, was all about the book about her 'The Amazing Amy'. Amazing Amy was all that she was not. She was loved by all. She was getting the attention. Just see when Amy is on the run, she always on the news about what is happening. I know it is a compulsory reaction as she wants her plan to execute but she cared for the attention and love she was getting from America. She was starved for that.
Also the ex-boyfriends scene where Nick goes to listen to the other side of the story. The scene is for like a minute or so but we get all the info and the analysis Amy and what she can do.
Amy was a girl who wanted a perfect and balanced life. And if the other one got lazy in that dream. She became Hannibal/Dexter/Jone Doe/Moriarty. She was an dark character with a incredible brain and thought process.
Nick Dunne, finally a character played by Affleck I like. Nick's characterization was layered. First we see like he is romantic then lazy then cheater then confused then terrified then smart. And surprisingly Ben played it perfectly. I still like the scene when he counter attacks Amy through a interview and Amy is surprised.
Also the scene where Amy tuck in Nick for a good night sleep. Fucking awesome. And the scene where Amy finishes Desi Collings.
I want to give a big clap to Trent Raznor and Atticus Rose for a brilliant and splendid score for this movie. It was dark and layered thoroughly.
Fincher has now officially claimed his right to call The Best Director for Book Adaptations. He just polished and symphonies the movie with Gillian.
Tanner Bolt: You two are the most fucked up people I've ever met and I deal with fucked up people for a living.
Me too Tanner.
Nick Dunne: You fucking cunt!
Amy Dunne: I'm the cunt you married. The only time you liked yourself was when you were trying to be someone this cunt might like. I'm not a quitter, I'm that cunt. I killed for you; who else can say that? You think you'd be happy with a nice Midwestern girl? No way, baby! I'm it.
Nick Dunne: Fuck. You're delusional. I mean, you're insane, why would you even want this? Yes, I loved you and then all we did was resent each other, try to control each other. We caused each other pain.
Amy Dunne: That's marriage.
Hatts Of to you Amy.
Incredible. Splendid. Thrilling. Scary. And I am counting this one in Tobe Hooper as it scared the shit out of me.