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.