I watched gone girl and it was amazing. I loved the movie mostly because I loved the book and the movie did not differ form the book. After all, screenplay was done by Gillian Flynn herself. J The book is divided into three parts where the movie is shown simultaneously. The incidents happen as well as the diary entry.
The promotional Movie poster that I loved
The day of Amy’s disappearance, Nick is at “the Bar” with his sister. Then he gets a call from his neighbour and he leaves. Then they show Amy’s diary entry where she met Nick for the first time at a party. She leaves with him and in the ally ends up kissing Nick and eventually having sex that night. They show how Nick touches Amy’s lips and then kisses her. He also puts two fingers on his chin and says he is saying the truth. These two things is sort of sacred and a secret language of Nick and Amy. Nick comes home and he finds that there is a broken table and his house is in a mess. Police arrive and then she searches and says it must be a break in and seeing “Amazing Amy” poster she says it is Amy Elliot Dunne.
Then the story shifts to diary entry where she mentions that she is getting fucking married. There is a party at her parent’s home and she has to talk with bloggers. Nick comes to the rescue and talks with her and proposes her with a ring inside a book.
Nick is taken by the police to examine his saliva. Police is furious that he has not reported Amy’s disappearance to her parents. He goes to call them and as he does he sees his father has escaped form mental institution.
Diary entry shows how they were happy in their married life. She talks about how it is wrong when people say that marriage is hard. They have a great sex life and even though they promised each other they end up gifting each other on their anniversary.
While Nick’s home is now a crime scene he goes to sleep at his sisters. The police ignore a pregnant woman who says she is Amy’s BFF. While investigating the home police finds an envelope. It is clue one. The police also come to know that everything in that house even nick’s credit card is under Amy’s name.
Press conference is held to ask people to help find Amy. Then Amy’s parents talk with the police about the stalking incidents. When they open the clue (treasure hunt) he says he know where it will lead them and they go to his college office and they find second clue there. Then the police also find a red thong. The second clue mentions little brown house.
Although Nick knows it is his dad’s house he acts as if nothing is there and takes the third clue and leaves. He does not understand what the third clue means. In the help center he sees Amy’s ex also prom date Desi.
The diary entry shows the recession hits and Nick is now jobless. He lies on the couch the whole day and plays games. Then Amy mentions how her parents want her trust fund money. Nick hesitates but Amy convinces him saying after all it is not their money it’s her parents. So he agrees. Then Nick gets a call and they have to leave New York and go back to his home as his mother has 4th stage breast cancer.
Present day his sister asks what is it that he is hiding and yet he says nothing. Then late night he receives a text from Andy (his girlfriend) then she is in the house he sleeps with her and warns her to go away and not stay in contact till this is over.
Then the police are investigating and they come to know that in a shady place Amy came to buy a gun. The diary entry also shows that Nick does not want the baby so he has anger issues and he pushes her away and she falls down. The next day Nick’s sister is angry because he is a lying cheating bastard.
A candle light press conference is held where the pregnant BFF mentions that Amy was 6 weeks pregnant. Then he goes back home and informs his sis that he did not know she was pregnant as Amy did not want kids. He also mentions yes they went to a sperm bank and the bank notified him that if they don’t collect the sample it will be destroyed and it has been destroyed.
The further investigation shows how there are traces of blood loss, she was pregnant and Nick’s credit card shows massive purchases. Doubting Nick’s innocence the police officer again visits Nick’s dad’s house and finds Amy’s diary. In the meanwhile Nick figures out the clue and he finds the wood shed where the last clue leads and he sees that there is everything that the police said Nick bought with his credit card.
The part two of the movie. Amy talks about her plan. How she did everything and planned it like befriending, writing fake entries of violent behavior of Nick towards her. All of the plan and how she did is shown along with fake pregnancy and how she drew her own blood and spilled it on the floor. She wants to make sure that the lying, cheating and clueless husband gets jailed for her death. She made sure that Nick left home on the day of her disappearance. She plans on ending her life soon so that the master plan is successful. Buys all the junk food and eats them. She cuts her hair short and colors them and wears fake glasses.
She hires a room and befriends her neighbour where she tells her that she saw her husband kissing another woman the same way he did to her first touching her lips and then kissing her.
Then Nick calls his sis and shows Amy’s anniversary gift and tells her she is playing with him. There is a gift and there is a toy inside it. Then he also mentions how he was planning on getting divorce form her as anniversary gift and Amy told him to think about their marriage and sends him off. He decides he will get a divorce so when he came back she was gone. Then he travels and meets lawyer named Tanner Bolt. He also meets one of the stalkers of Amy. The guy mentions how they were dating and Amy started getting serious and she always bought him ties and one night having consensual sex she leaves and police come to his door stating he raped her. Amy has marks on her wrist form the ties that she gifted him.
She is watching the news with her neighbour how her “fake BFF” is explaining that Amy is 6 weeks pregnant. Few days later while playing golf Amy drops her money bag and neighbour questions her saying Amy said that she is broke. Not to leave any trace Amy is cleaning the motel and the neighbour and a guy come and hit her and take her money away. Not having any money she calls Desi. He takes her to his Lake House where she will be safe.
Amy notices that the house has a lot of surveillance cameras. Then Desi leaves and says that he will be back for dinner.
Other side Tanner Bolt is helping and teaching Nick how to say and what to say in front of the camera. Meanwhile Andy with Amy’s parents confess how she was having an affair and how she was wrong. Nick in his interview asks Amy to return and says he loves her. He does the two fingers on the chin thing. Amy is watching his interview with Desi. Nick also mentions how he betrayed and is shameful with his behavior.
The police find a golf club from the fireplace and get a warrant to check his sisters home. They find all the stuffs of credit card and arrest his sis. They arrest Nick for killing Amy as now they have golf club as a proof.
Amy tries to seduce Desi and she ruffles his hair and pulls his shirt out. Then takes a wine bottle and inserts it down. Then she throws herself in front of the camera crying as if Desi raped her. She ties her wrist and uses wine glass to make it seem she has been raped. Then in the evening she has sex with Desi and during that time she slits his throat and is covered in his blood.
Nick has returned and so has Amy covered in blood. He hugs her and calls her a crazy bitch and she faints. In the hospital she is there explaining how Desi forced inside her home and kidnapped and raped her every day. She came back and killed him as self defense.
They come home and fight and Nick says he wants a divorce. They sleep in separate rooms. Tanner leaves saying he married a crazy person and the female cop also says she cannot help Nick as there is no evidence and the whole country views her as a heroin and she can act.
There is a press conference and Amy leaves a gift. Nick opens and sees that she is pregnant. Before he can retaliate she says it is his. He refuses and says he wants to live separately as they constantly fight. Amy says isn’t that what marriage is about? They have a meeting at the home where Nick says they are happy and they are going to be a family, Amy is pregnant.
Flashback shows how he tells his sis that it is his responsibility and he will not leave Amy.
It’s a sick love story and addiction to one another. The book portrayed that he was not in love with Andy and he is addicted to Amy. But the movie has a slight difference that Nick wanted divorce and he loved Andy more. In the book he ends up living with her. But the movie ends where he is still unsure of what “Amy” is and “What is she thinking”.
The last scene of the movie where Nick is unsure
“What is she thinking?”
I loved this movie one of the big reasons is that although it is an adaptation it is done brilliantly and it does not miss out what’s in the book. I hate when the adaptation leads to some crap and worst movies. I loved the acting and hats off to Rosamund Pike as she is a brilliant actress. She mixes beauty and craziness at the right amount and it is a total femme fatale.