Gone Girl was a grand slam. Super smart writing, highly relevant subject matter, pitch perfect casting, David Fincher’s masterful direction and of course that plot twist – which hit me with full impact since I hadn’t read the book. I can’t think of anything I would change.This is a prime example of a director taking good source material and making it great. It also turns that rare trick of being highly entertaining and sticking in your head long after you leave the theater. I’m still thinking about it almost a week later. I know we’re about to get deluged with prestige pictures vying for awards but right now this is the best movie I’ve seen in 2014. Rosamund Pike was so convincing as Amazing Amy I’m going to have a hard time not being inherently suspicious when she pops up in some of the more benign roles she’s typically cast in.

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