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Sep 2014
Film Reviews, Gone Girl  •  By  •  0 Comments

The Hollywood Reporter has written a great review for Rosamund’s upcoming movie Gone Girl and they have great things to say about Rosamund’s and her co-star Ben Affleck’s performance. Check out the entire review on THR.com and read some snippets about Rosamund below.

A good-looking pair of New York writers, Amy (Rosamund Pike) and Nick (Ben Affleck) were uprooted and transplanted, quite infelicitously, to small-town Missouri, thanks to a financial setback and Nick’s father’s illness. Glamorous and sexy back East, they quickly became grating and loveless as they knocked around a personality-free house in one of the world’s most boring places.

Affleck, who has never been more ideally cast, delivers a beautiful balancing act of a performance, fostering both sympathy and the suspicion that his true self lies somewhere between shallow jerk and heartless murderer. Pike, who has been notable in several roles over the past dozen years (Pride & Prejudice, Jack Reacher) but has rarely played full-blown leads, is powerful and commanding. Making Amy even steelier and more brazen than one might have imagined, she evinces no vulnerability but, rather, a strong sense of self-worth, as Amy seems to dare others to size themselves up against her. Physically and emotionally, Pike looks to have immersed herself in this profoundly calculating character, and the results are impressive.

Along with the parallel structural device and alternating narrative voices, what distinguishes the novel Gone Girl from any number of other modern mystery thrillers is its corrosive view of marriage, a theme amply underlined by Pike’s spiky performance.

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