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Travers: David Fincher’s ‘Gone Girl’ Is ‘Wildly Entertaining’

Rolling Stone’s movie critic dubs the mystery-thriller “the date night movie of the decade for couples who’ve always dreamed of destroying each other.”

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David Fincher’s mystery-thriller Gone Girl hits theaters on Friday, October 3rd, and it’s already earning strong reviews for its intricate story of a missing woman (Rosamund Pike), her murder-suspect husband (Ben Affleck) and the couple’s layered, tumultuous relationship. “Even if you don’t wanna see it, you’re gonna be dragged to it by someone who does,” says Rolling Stone movie critic Peter Travers in his latest installment of “At the Movies.” As for David Fincher’s adaptation of Gillian Flynn’s bestselling mystery, he dubs it “the date night movie of the decade for couples who’ve always dreamed of destroying each other.” 

Travers says this “wildly entertaining” film, adapted by Flynn from her 2012 novel, touches on “the cultural moment that we live in – a time when who wants divorce when basically you can go to lethal revenge or aggravated assault?” It’s a “movie that’s gonna make you argue, that’s gonna make you mad,” that will “make you wanna punch walls and go nuts.”

But it’s also a showcase for acting of the highest caliber – from the spot-on supporting cast (including Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry) to the co-starring Rosamund Pike, who gives the “breakthrough, star-making performance of the year.”  

“Do I sound like I like it?” Travers asks. “Hell, I love it.”

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