David Fincher is a talented director who has made good movies about unlikable people (“The Social Network”). He also directed some episodes of a good TV series about unlikable people (“House of Cards”). Now Fincher directs another story about unlikable people, “Gone Girl.” These may be the worst yet. You wouldn’t want this couple moving into your neighborhood!
Gillian Flynn adapts her best-selling novel for the screen. It is set in a small Missouri city on the fifth anniversary of Nick and Amy Dunn. Nick goes to work on an ordinary summer morning at the bar he manages with his twin sister, Margo. A neighbor alerts Nick that something seems amiss at home. Nick returns home to find a smashed glass-top table and a speck of blood on the cabinet. Amy is gone. The police begin to investigate, and Nick becomes the prime suspect in the disappearance and perhaps murder of his wife.