Rosamond Pike stars as Amy Dunne, the girl who's gone missing, and she's getting a lot of well deserved praise for the part. It was no more then 6 or 7 minutes into the film before I realized she suffered from 'spoiled brat syndrome,' a condition most often associated with single children. I once worked with a man who had this condition who not only felt he was entitled, but could not, in even the most vaguest of ways, understand why you might disagree with him. Needles to say, I didn't like him and I didn't like Amy.
Hollywood likes tidy endings. "Gone Girl" does not have a tidy ending. This doesn't mean it's a messy ending, just that it's not tied up with a pretty, little bow. In fact, as I was walking out of the movie theater I turned to my friend Patty and said "you know, I can see a sequel in the works, most likely titled 'Gone Guy.'"