Gone Girl film paired with bloody thrilling food

Starring Ben Affleck, Rosamund Pike & Neil Patrick Harris

Rating 9/10


If you dare, here’s the Gone Girl plot from good ole Wiki.


Now, for a matching recipe I was going to go  for something like blood sausage and gory stuff like that but nah! So I’ve gone with a dish featured in the movie, a casserole that one of the town ladies offered to make for poor Nick. It’s Gone Girl and Frito Casserole recipe from Book Cooker.


I was lucky enough to drag 20 or so Film and Food fans to the preview screening of this amazing film. The cinema was packed with filmy nerds like myself, ready and drooling for Gone Girl to begin! And now for the review…

I feel really weird saying that I absolutely loved this film but I absolutely loved this film. If you’ve seen it, you’ll know why… it’s epic! There are so many twists and turns, surprises and bloody shocks! It left me reeling, physically jittery and my mind racing. Don’t you love those movies?

Firstly, the acting was impeccable, especially Rosamund Pike, who has really hit the big time here. The story has layer upon layer upon layer that slowly gets revealed, shocking the audience (there were gasps in our cinema, gasps and disgusted awwww’s and even a few unbelievable giggles). I pride myself on being able to catch a twist before it appears but I couldn’t with this one. The script is brilliant all due to the fact  that the author of the highly acclaimed novel actually wrote the screenplay!

There was humour, mystery, shock-horror scenes (that I totally made sure I covered my eyes when I sensed it coming – you can’t un-see some stuff, right?!) and romance all thrown into the one pot, shaken around and served up on an intriguing platter of plot, performance and story! Brill! I nominate Rosamund Pike for an Oscar… just sayin… But don’t just take my word for it, here’s some reviews from some of Film and Food fans who were at the screening…

Gone Girl trivia:

  • Budget – $50 million
  • Reece Witherspoon is one of the producers (which explains why her latest movie was one of the previews!)
  • The book actually has a different ending to the movie. Which is interesting considering the author of the book wrote the adapted screenplay.
  • Affleck did his homework, studying men who had been accused of murdering their wives including Scott Peterson.
  • Ben Affleck and his character share the same birthday.


This movie needs a dash of sweetness amongst all the angst, don’t you think?  In one scene, dear Amy stands in the kitchen cooking some crepes for her hubby; the perfect housewife! So we’re going to be like Amazing Amy and toss some crepes around. It’s Lemon Ricotta Cheese Stuffed French Toast Crepes with Vanilla Stewed Strawberries recipe from Half Baked Harvest.

Have you seen this film? So much to talk about! What did you think?

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