I just saw Gone Girl and it’s fucking fantastic. Ben Affleck deserves lavish praise, Rosamund Pike deserves many awards for best actress. Tyler Perry does an absolutely excellent job. But the best performance in the film is Carrie Coon. This woman is breaking through in style. The fact that Gone Girl is her film debut shows exactly how much promise she has.
I had read the book so it’s hard for me to judge the suspense and how the story plays out, but my friend said she was never sure who to side with, which is the whole point of the mystery side of the film. But this is a film about a crumbling marriage, even more so than the book was.
The Oscars this year will be a race between this and Inherent Vice. It’s one of the best mainstream films this year and it will launch the careers of Rosamund Pike (who’s been in the background for far too long) and Carrie Coon.