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‘Gone Girl’: 5 Reasons It’s The Best Oscar-Worthy Movie Of The Year

Sat, October 4, 2014 10:33am EDT by 12 Comments

This year’s Oscar race is going to be a tough one, but ‘Gone Girl’ has proven that it’s more than worthy of nominations and possible wins!

Gone Girl was just released on Oct. 3, and movie-goers are going crazy for the new film. The film is so spectacular that it has become a major contender for the 2015 Academy Awards. Here’s 5 reasons why Gone Girl is the best Oscar-worthy movie of the year! (WARNING: Spoilers may be ahead!)

‘Gone Girl’ Movie Spoilers: Why The Film Is A Major Oscar Contender

1. The twists and turns

Seriously, by the end of Gone Girl, your head will be spinning in the best way possible. Just when you think you know what’s going on, the film takes everything you know and flips it upside down. 

This is the perfect film for the Oscar race. The twists and turns never get too crazy or convoluted. They are artfully laid out and have an incredible stake in the overall plot. 

2. The performances

Every single major cast member in Gone Girl was simply outstanding. Ben Affleck’s flawless turn as the worried husband, who ends up fighting for his life during his desperate search to find Amy, may be his best acting role to date.

Rosamund Pike is equally fantastic as the missing Amy. As the film peels back the layers to Amy, you realize Amy isn’t as perfect as you think, and Rosamund is there to display every facet to Amy.

Carrie Coon, Neil Patrick Harris and Tyler Perry are all great in their roles. The casting for Gone Girl was spot-on and is one of the besting acting ensembles ever.

3. Faithful book to film adaptation

This can make or break a film. Gillian Flynn’s 2012 best-selling novel flew off the shelves at bookstores, and everyone was wondering who would helm this highly-anticipated film adaptation. The film was able to be faithful to Gillian’s book, but also add a fews differences to make it unique. Book to film adaptations are a hard feat, but Gone Girl should be recognized by the Academy for it’s dark, gritty and stylish adaptation.

4. David Fincher

David did an outstanding job of bringing Gone Girl to life. In many cases, it’s difficult to make both book readers and movie goers happy by balancing what’s in the book and what’s not, but David’s work in this film is effortless. He knows what it takes to take a book to the big screen. After all, The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo made quite a statement at the 2011 Oscars.

Nevertheless, the casting, the cinematography, the music were all perfect for this dark drama.

5. Perfect balance of drama and dark humor

Despite the grim and thrilling aspect of Gone Girl, the film had its funny moments. There were scenes that were laugh out loud hilarious, but never crossed the border into campiness. Life, even in its darkest times, can have moments of humor, and Gone Girl is evidence of that! The Academy will love Gone Girl’s dark and twisty humor, given that they adored Nebraska and The Wolf of Wall Street last year.

HollywoodLifers, have you seen Gone Girl yet? If you have, what did you think? Let us know in the comments below!

— Avery Thompson

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