How Gone Girl Is A Subtle Symbol Of All Marriages


“When I think of my wife, I always think of her head. I picture cracking her lovely skull, unspooling her brains, trying to get answers. The primal questions of any marriage: What are you thinking? How are you feeling? What have we done to each other?

Nick Dunn (Ben Affleck) is a blameless teacher, who loves his wife and the quiet life he shares with Amy (Rosamund Pike), or he says so? One day Nick comes home from work and finds his wife absent from home. There are little signs of suspicious activities; He calls the police.

Amy is now officially missing, and America’s eyes are looking for her, as she is a famous children book author. When the cops start finding the clues, all of them point towards the husband, Nick. He has nothing to prove his innocence, and the secrets he was harbouring since years are coming to the surface. The marriage was falling apart, Nick was a terrible husband, and the forensics blood report says Amy Dunn was murdered.

The ground below Nick’s feet is shrinking, and his apathetic behaviour is being concluded as sociopathic. When the truth comes out in sequences, no one remains innocent.

Gone Girl is the perfect example of what a marriage can become if you fail to learn who you are before finding love. The consequences can be dire; you can and will become a monster. This gripping film is a masterpiece by David Fincher based on the genius book by Gillian Flynn. Gone Girl is one of the most fascinating and unusual scripts you will ever see. If you miss it, its only your loss.