Nick Dunne (Ben Affleck) and Amy Dunne (Rosamund Pike) were married four years, happily or not. Well, it would depend on whom you asked. Nick, a tall dark and very handsome man married Amy a beautiful blond, and they started their lives together in marital bliss and in the same profession as writers.
Now, I for one know how dedicated one has to be in order to write a news-worthy story or article, which will sell if you are a freelance writer. Or, if you work as a journalist for a newspaper or magazine one has to also meet the deadlines in order to keep your job.
So, it seems that Nick and Amy jointly hit a very rough patch by not making any money in their profession. So, when this happens to a young couple—it seems the solution is to move back home---where one can heal in the glow of their family and close friends. However, this does not always prove to be the best solution if one of them is not delighted with living in a small town environment, when New York was where he/she is happy.
We all know what happens behind closed doors, is not always---what is seen in, public. A couple who cannot keep their hands off each other when dining out with friends---are often fooling themselves---about their true feeling. A happy couple does not need to prove to others they love and desire each other---what is in one’s, heart is shared and cherished at home.
So, the very day Nick and Amy were to celebrate their fifth (5th) wedding anniversary; Amy disappeared. Not only does this seem a little too clever, but well planned to happen on a wedding anniversary. I see a message here from an angry Amy to a bewildered Nick---saying you will be sorry now for taking me from New York---to this nowhere town.
As usual when a wife is missing---the husband is the number one suspect. And, when a couple has not been happy for any length of time---sometimes the one who feels neglected seeks affection elsewhere. So, are we to believe that Nick is a killer or did Amy run away to find a more exciting life. She sounds a little spoiled if she really did this to her husband and family.
We can only wait to see if Amy is alive and well or if Nick really killed her? Or maybe an old boyfriend is getting his revenge by kidnapping her. Will we know on October 3rd? I will be there with my Popcorn and Milk Duds waiting for the movie to start because any movie Ben Affleck is in---I want to see it.
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