These are some of the questions you may ask yourself as you walk out the theater after having watched one of the best films ever made by the directorial genius, David Fincher, who brought remarkable movies like The Social Network and The Girl with a Dragon Tattoo to life. His recent venture, #GoneGirl is an excellent and a very honest adaptation to the novel by Gillian Flynn, who also penned the screenplay.
Though the dissatisfying ending was practically the same as the book, which we were misled to believe would be different (publicity stunt perhaps? To entice readers who disliked the ending to go watch it?), I still did not mind it because it was executed so well. Had Flynn not skipped certain parts of the book or elaborated more on certain characters such as Andie Hardy, the film would have been better than the book!
In my humble opinion, both David Fincher and Rosamund Pike, who brought the dark and twisted Amy Elliot Dunne to life in such a flawless and believable way, deserve an Oscar for this movie.
I would also like to mention Carrie Coon, who portrayed the twin sister, Margo Dunne aka Go's character very well. She reminded me a lot of Janeane Garofalo (from the 1996 film: The Truth About Cats and Dogs - the only memorable movie of hers for me). And a special mention of the orange tabby, who played Bleecker - he was so cute!!
In conclusion, I highly recommend this film even if you have not read the book.