History Literature / GoneGirl

7th Jun '16 2:08:18 PM 309216364
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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Both Margo and Jacqueline pick up on the fact that something is very off about Amy, but both of them are powerless to stop her blackmailing and murdering Nick and Desi, respectively.]]

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* GenreSavvy: [[spoiler:Both Margo and Jacqueline pick up on the fact that something is very off about Amy, but both of them are powerless to stop her blackmailing Nick and murdering Nick and Desi, respectively.Desi.]]
27th May '16 3:43:30 PM hansolodies
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** Amy's "Cool Girl" speech is chock full of this. Not only is she a hypocrite (she herself a pretender and a facade), the entire thesis is arguing that "cool girls" only act the way they do in order to impress or satisfy the imaginations of men, not because, um, it's part of ''their own personality.'' The movie highlights this by making Amy feel this way towards a woman she observes sitting with what she believes to be a man, when said woman is in fact ''not'' with a man, but with another woman.
23rd May '16 10:25:22 AM toongrrl1990
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* HollywoodHomely: Go, as lampshaded by Nick. He describes her face as "strange faced" with a broad jaw, pretty nose, and "dark globe eyes" that may have been suitable for 1930s Screwball Comedy leading ladies rather than recieved well by a standard of beauty that favors "pixie-princesses".
21st May '16 2:18:01 PM Morgenthaler
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* BeautyIsBad: Applies to [[spoiler:both [[BlondesAreEvil Amy]] and Nick]] Both attractive, both horrible, horrible people.

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* BeautyIsBad: Applies to [[spoiler:both [[BlondesAreEvil Amy]] Amy and Nick]] Both attractive, both horrible, horrible people.
26th Mar '16 5:23:22 PM TheLuckyCat
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* {{Irony}}: [[spoiler: When she fakes her death, Amy rants about the "Cool Girl" and notes that she can finally be herself. However, she never really stops pretending - she puts up a masquerade of 'Nancy' while on the run, then once she gets robbed by Greta and Jeff and is forced to call Desi, she begins acting like ''Desi's'' version of "Cool Girl" in order to lull him into a false sense of security. Then when she comes back to Nick, she's still playing the part of "Cool Girl" to the general public. This may be why Nick tells Amy in the final lines of the book that, all things said and done, he feels ''sorry'' for her.]]


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** Rather unexpectedly, [[spoiler: Andie gives one to Nick when he dumps her.]]
2nd Mar '16 11:48:01 AM eroock
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* BookEnds: Both the first and last shots of the movie are of Nick stroking Amy's hair while giving a monologue about the "primal questions of marriage", before Amy turns to look right at the camera.

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* BookEnds: {{Bookends}}: Both the first and last shots of the movie are of Nick stroking Amy's hair while giving a monologue about the "primal questions of marriage", before Amy turns to look right at the camera.
16th Feb '16 1:53:13 AM captainmarkle
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* MouthingTheProfanity: When Nick Dunne sells out his lover during a public speech regarding his wife's disappearance, she mouths "asshole" at him from the crowd.
10th Feb '16 2:53:10 PM ChrisDen
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* {{Jerkass}}: Amy and her parents. The family, stereotypical [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]], continuously sneer at "shit-smelling" Missourians; Amy in particular is called a ''bitch'' by no less than three characters [[spoiler:even before she turns their whole shit upside down.]]; her parents even modeled the character of ''Amazing Amy'' in everything the real Amy fell short in achieving. Understandably, Amy wasn't just simply not thrilled by this; [[spoiler:it made her insane.]]

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* {{Jerkass}}: Amy and her parents. The family, stereotypical [[WhiteAngloSaxonProtestant WASPs]], continuously sneer at "shit-smelling" Missourians; Amy in particular is called a ''bitch'' by no less than three characters [[spoiler:even before she turns their whole shit upside down.]]; down]]; her parents even modeled the character of ''Amazing Amy'' in everything the real Amy fell short in achieving. Understandably, Amy wasn't just simply not thrilled by this; [[spoiler:it made her insane.]]



** James Gilpin also counts. Throughout the movie he constantly believes Nick is guilty and is always pushing Rhonda into arresting him. At the end, when Nick [[spoiler: makes the very valid point that Amy couldn't have accuired a box-cutter if she was tied up the whole time,]] Gilpin just says, [[spoiler: "Can't you just be happy your wife is back?"]] Also, unlike Rhonda, Ellen Abbot, and Amy's parents, [[spoiler: he doesn't even attempt to apologize to Nick for painting him as guilty.]]

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** James Gilpin also counts. Throughout the movie he constantly believes Nick is guilty and is always pushing Rhonda into arresting him. At the end, when Nick [[spoiler: makes the very valid point that Amy couldn't have accuired acquired a box-cutter if she was tied up the whole time,]] Gilpin just says, [[spoiler: "Can't you just be happy your wife is back?"]] Also, unlike Rhonda, Ellen Abbot, and Amy's parents, [[spoiler: he doesn't even attempt to apologize to Nick for painting him as guilty.]]
5th Feb '16 5:24:58 PM LancelotG
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* IfItBleedsItLeads
5th Feb '16 5:07:26 PM LancelotG
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* [[spoiler:FakePregnancy]]



* FalseRapeAccusation: A favorite trope of Amy's. She did it once with a former boyfriend of hers and again with Desi.

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* FalseRapeAccusation: A [[spoiler:A favorite trope of Amy's. She did it once with a former boyfriend of hers and again with Desi.]]
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