This movie was again a “Prime” offering and is based on a novel by Gillian Flynn of the same name. The movie stars Ben Affleck as Nick Dunne and Rosamund Pike as Amy Dunne and the first scene is a coincidence between the reel and the real life considering Nick is drinking at his sister’s bar while Ben has recently admitted to his trials and tribulations with alcohol addiction. No harm intended.
The cast has done a fabulous job in doing justice to the characters etched out in the novel even though I haven’t read it but it is my assumption. The story revolves around Nick Dunne’s wife Amy reported missing on their fifth anniversary and through the twists and turns you begin to wonder if Nick has indeed killed her. I’d like to go out on a limb by stating that Rosamund Pike has given a career-defining performance and she wouldn’t get a similar woman-oriented subject anytime soon. Ben Affleck is breezy as the husband in the doldrums looking at a doomsday scenario while the direction is crisp. Definitely worth a watch considering the movie is based on a best-seller and was a worldwide hit according to IMDB.