Initially Amy and Nick look like the perfect loved-up couple. But when Amy disappears without a trace on the anniversary of their ‘fairytale wedding’, the question arises whether Nick is really the loving husband he seems to be. The first half of ‘Gone Girl’ is about the police investigation, and we see the collapse of a marriage in flashbacks. Nick could be a heartless sociopath, and Amy his victim. Halfway through, the film adopts a new narrative and we see Amy’s version of events.
This film adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestseller ‘Gone Girl’ is both a tense thriller and a black comedy, in which a mysterious disappearance isn’t the only thing that needs solving. The film is about how people wear different masks to suit the company they keep. It raises the question of how completely can you ever really know someone. And like a legendary Hitchcock thriller, similarly loaded with suspense, this film doesn’t loosen its grip on your attention for a second and the denouement is both chilling and powerful.