There’s nothing that makes us as emotionally blind as love. Because we crave is so badly, we’re willing to distort reality and distort others so that they meet our needs. And when the veil lifts and the truth is exposed, everything breaks apart. Our emotions can surpass hate. At least hate is outright rejection. David Fincher‘s Gone Girl is a vicious, nasty, and bitingly funny look at anti-love. It’s a dark, twisted, borderline celebration of how deluded people can be in what they demand of others be it morally, emotionally, or truthfully. Perhaps Fincher’s most cold, pitiless, and acerbic movie to date, Gone Girl is not without its flaws, but even those flaws serve this bitter, captivating, knives-out picture of marriage as a violent crime.