On Friday, October 3, the movie adaptation of the novel Gone Girl premiered. The movie shot to the top of the box office earning over $37.5 million opening weekend.
The story follows Nick Dunne, Ben Affleck, after his wife, Amy Dunne, Rosamund Pike, disappears. The media is quick to jump at the story when the inspiration for a famous book series called Amazing Amy is nowhere to be found.
Several days after the disappearance, Nick is suspected of being involved by almost everyone from the media to his in-laws. He has his twin sister, Margo Dunne (Carrie Coon), by his side as he tries to unravel the mystery.
Gone Girl was filled with twists and turns that kept everyone on the edge of their seats throughout the entire film. There was a great plot with types of situations most movies do not portray.
The quality of the production was also a contributing factor to the success of the movie. Music that fit the tone of the scene was played throughout. The lighting at each location provided an eerie setting without preventing the audience from seeing what was taking place.
Affleck and Pike maintained an on-screen chemistry that matched that of their characters perfectly. The performance was convincing and made the movie more enjoyable.
There is no doubt that Gone Girl has gone beyond its expectations. Someone even said that the movie was better than the novel, which very rarely occurs.