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Gone
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06.01.2012 By: Stephanie Cooke
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Director:
Heitor Dhalia

Actors:
Amanda Seyfried
Jennifer Carpenter
Daniel Sunjata

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WHAT'S IT ABOUT?
Jill Parrish comes home from a night shift to discover her sister Molly has been abducted. Jill, who had escaped from a kidnapper a year before, is convinced that the same serial killer has come back for her sister. Afraid that Molly will be dead by sundown, Jill embarks on a heart-pounding chase to find the killer, expose his secrets and save her sister.
IS IT A GOOD MOVIE?
I donít think there have been too many movies that Amanda Seyfried has been in that Iíve liked and yet for some reason, I still like Ms. Seyfried as an actress. Maybe it was her role as Karen Smith in 2004ís Mean Girls that made her immune to my dislikeÖ who knows? After watching the trailer for GONE, I didnít have particularly high hopes for the film. It definitely looked like a B-movie thriller that was either too formulaic for its own good or one of those M. Night Shyamalan excessive plot twist-type movies.

GONE pleasantly surprised me though. Not in a way that would make me ever want to watch it again, but pleasantly enough. A lot of the movie is built around the idea of whether the main character, Jill Conway (Amanda Seyfried) is crazy or not. I expected most of the film to just sort of let you speculate as to whether she was nuts or not, but sheís given a brief backstory that makes you really wonder what the hell is going on.

While the movie is definitely not great, as I mentioned, it was mindlessly enjoyable. A lot of the credit for that goes to Amanda Seyfried who pulls off crazy exceptionally well. GONE featured a few really great supporting actors who were definitely underused, like Dexterís Jennifer Carpenter, who I had a hard time picturing as a waitress instead of as a cop. Wes Bentley, who recently had a big role in The Hunger Games as Seneca Crane, was sort of strangely used in this film as well. He had a role that after all was said and done made me scratch my head a little as to why he was even in the film in the first place.

In the end, GONE is definitely a flawed film, especially when it comes to some of the dialogue and life choices the characters make, but at face value - there are way worse movies to waste your time on.
THE EXTRAS
Zero. Zilch. Nada. No special features included with the Blu-ray of GONE.
FINAL DIAGNOSIS
I donít know if I could recommend buying this movie for your Blu-ray collection, but I definitely think that if thereís nothing else to watch, itís worth checking out via rental. The only way I could really justify paying money to own this film would be if it was in the cheap bins in a few months and it was more affordable to pick it up that way.
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