Saturday, October 04, 2014

Gone Girl

In order to escape the warm weather today Onagh and I met up at the Kino Cinemas for a midday showing of Gone Girl, based on Gillian Flynn's book of the same name (she also adapted the screenplay).  The basic plot is that Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) discovers that his wife Amy (Rosamund Pike) has gone missing on their fifth wedding anniversary.  As the police investigate her disappearance, Nick becomes the main suspect.  Without giving too much of the plot away, the movie flashes back between the past and present as you learn about their relationship and life together.  I went into the film not knowing anything about the story, so I found it to be a good psychological thriller with many plot twists.  I also thought it was a great commentary on the current state of 24 hour news channels and trial by media, which happens all too often in the USA.  I would definitely recommend seeing this film- especially before you get spoiled about the ending.

Afterwards we went and had a late lunch at Chin Chin on Flinders Lane, which amazingly was the first time I've eaten there.  We got a table pretty quick but it was still packed out even though it was mid-afternoon.  The South-East Asian flavors were really good, especially on the salmon dish we shared.  I look forward to going back there to sample more of their extensive menu.

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