2014 brought audiences three excellent, and disturbing, portraits of marriages tested and challenged. These three films are smart, mature works that are sure to make every couple examine their relationships, with blinders off.
Gone Girl needs little introduction, but for those unfamiliar with the phenomenal bestseller that the movie is based on, here we go. Nick (Ben Affleck) comes home on his fifth anniversary to find his house a mess and his wife, Amy (Rosamund Pike) missing – but clues presumably provided by Amy indicate she’s gone missing of her own free will. Gone Girl has all the elements of a pulpy psychological thriller, but is leaps and bounds above similar fare due to strong direction from David Fincher and complex characters that examine the question at the heart of the book and the film – how well do you really know your partner? If you’re like me, your partner won’t look at you the same way for several days. Continue reading “Movie Mondays: Love on the Rocks”