With a plot riddle in spoilers, it is difficult to even bring up Gone Girl's story without revealing to much. Be that as it may, the story to this thriller is intriguing to say the least. While the first act can feel sporadic and confusing, the structure to the first part of the film is not without its reason. The story breaks the first act into two parts: the disappearance of Amy being the story's focal point and Amy's diary providing a narration to the events prior to the film's events. One would expect this format to play throughout the entire course of the film, but the story takes a major turn in the movie's second half. That is where things get interesting as story provides the crime genre is different kind of tale. Needless to say, the story of Gone Girl had me intrigued all the way to very end.
Gone Girl features a well constructed cast. but the ensemble's strongest factors are with its two leads. Though Ben Affleck's performance as Nick is hard to get behind at the beginning, the soon to be Batman brings his A game as the tension of Gone Girl progressed. Ben Affleck made for a solid lead, but his counterpart Rosamund Pike steals the show as Amy. It is hard to go into her character without revealing too much. However, Pike quite possibly had the best performance that I have ever seen from her in this thriller. Though Gone Girl's leads are the center of attention, that is not to say the rest of the cast was not impressive. Carrie Coon as Margo was a great supporting character as her chemistry with Affleck was top notch. Though Neil Patrick Harris a small role as Desi Collings, he certainly brought some star power for the supporting characters. Even Tyler Perry had a great performance as Tanner Bolt. Let that comment sink in for a second. The point is that the ensemble of Gone Girl is full of surprises with its fantastic leads and great supporting cast.