“Gone Girl” is first a brilliant suspense. It includes all the mastery of David Fincher, their ability to install a real tension between the characters and to spare the turning situations.
But this film is also a satire of marriage and the media. Initially, however, everything seems perfect in the small Missouri town where we embarked David Fincher: The couple was establishing is exemplary, their marriage seems perfect, their apartment is spotless. That will not last long. For when the woman mysteriously disappears, the husband, he finds himself in a nightmare, in the heart of all suspicion, and David Fincher took the opportunity to dissect the voracious media today for the easy stories to tell regardless of whether they are true, and also to dissect the marriage with his false pretenses and through.
In Fincher, there is, indeed, no way out. Appearances prevail, both in society and in privacy. This is not the first time that the filmmaker also attacks the ideals of America. In “Fight Club”, he attacked the consumer society. It was he who produced and directed the pilot of the series “House of cards” shaped satire of American politics. With “Gone Girl”, it does in fact continue to address the symbols of a fantasy America, like marriage, then, and he has his reasons:
“ What interested me was the following thought: If you make sure to only show a perfect version of yourself to attract the person you want to spend your life, and that person is probably exactly the same thing at the same time, there will not risk it a serious discrepancy between beliefs and reality sets in when one of these people decides she does take it anymore, she does not want to pretend? For me, there is nothing new in this, but I think in a country like the United States where a married couple on two divorce, it is necessary to revisit the issue. “