Review of the film "Disappeared" (2014)

original name: Gone girl.

Genre: thriller, drama, crime, detective.

Producer: David Fincher.

Cast: Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike, Carrie Coon, Kim Dickens, Neil Patrick Harris, Tyler Perry, Patrick Fugit, Missy Pyle, Emily Ratakovsky.

Duration: 149 minutes / 02:29.

Age limit: 16+.

The film "Disappeared" - a film adaptation of the novel of the same name by American writer Gillian Flynn. The author specially wrote several options for the finale for the film, in order to maintain the interest of readers and viewers, as well as to avoid possible spoilers.

To say that the film was made expertly means to say nothing. From such a director as Fincher hacks are not expected. One has only to recall such masterpieces as “Seven” or “Fight Club”. "Disappeared" is set very cool. Passion grows like a spring: we are given more and more clues, the myth of a happy marriage is gradually dispelled, clouds begin to thicken over the main character, intrigue swirls, and in the end - an impressive climax.

Several genres are very successfully intertwined in the film: first, the director introduces us to the course of affairs, demonstrates the history of the relationship between Emmy and Nick, then shows the drama of the situation - why these relations began to collapse. Almost immediately, a detective component is introduced - the story of the disappearance of Emmy, which smoothly turns into a social drama.

In this part of the film, Fincher shows how modern media influence people's consciousness (a very interesting point), under the influence of which public opinion is formed and how for one person everything can very quickly turn upside down. Today you are a law-abiding citizen, a good family man, and tomorrow you are a hypocrite, a liar and, possibly, the murderer of your wife. The director will leave elements of the thriller and suspense for dessert, that is, in the end, which will not disappoint you.

In “Disappeared,” Fincher also showed new facets of his talent. The traditional love story in the skillful hands of the director is interestingly beaten and shown from a completely different perspective. The director is not limited to a banal detective story: in the film there are some studies of the psychology of marital relations - a crisis in relationships, family litter, infidelity, attempts to save a marriage, etc.

There are no good and bad characters in the film, but this is another compliment towards the creators of the film. The more we get acquainted with Nick and Emmy, with the history of their relationship, the more we begin to understand that they are not at all harmless lambs, as it might seem at first glance. The main characters are shown from different angles and often change their images literally on the go, acting either as victims or as cunning strategists, trying to outplay each other.

Ben Affleck's acting talents are always mocking, as an actor he is frankly weak, although as a director he is respected. Here Affleck plays to the limit of his acting abilities, and they are small. If you know and take this fact into account, then we can say that in “Disappeared” he played pretty well, but he was definitely not impressed.

You can not say about Pike, who here gave out the best acting game in her career! This is a considerable merit of Fincher himself. A whole range of emotions is conveyed simply brilliantly - vulnerability, subtle irony, anger, hatred, aggression, hysteria and that innermost essence of a woman that the creators of the picture tried to understand and explore. A beautiful, smart blonde, who can be a tender and sexy kitty, and then at one point release her claws and suddenly clutch at the very throat - this, of course, was played just fine.

Among the secondary roles, it is worth noting Tyler Perry, who played a great lawyer, Kim Dickens - looked decent in the role of detective Bonnie, as well as Kerry Coon, who played Nick's sister. Even the busty model Ratakowski made a good impression.

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