Gone Girl Opens New York Film Festival

Ben Affleck in Gone Girl

GONE GIRL opened the New York Film Festival on Friday night. It was billed as the World Premiere of GONE GIRL, but technically it was shown  to a small group of critics last week including the Hollywood Foreign Press. Regardless, the reviews coming out of NYFF have put GONE GIRL into the Oscar race….maybe. David Finchers adaptation of the book by Gillian Flynn is a dark and gritty film that usually turn off Oscar voters. The reviews have been mostly positive.

Positive reactions from Twitter:

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Not everyone felt the same way:

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Currently GONE GIRL has an 82 on Metacritic and 85% on Rotten Tomatoes. These numbers will sway one way or the other as the film opens October 3rd, but GONE GIRL may be too divisive for the Oscar race. The majority of the audience at film festivals are critics, NOT members of the Academy. Critics darlings rarely translate to the Oscar world.  New Regency is planning a full on Oscar campaign and we know that the Academy loves Ben Affleck. Time will tell if GONE GIRL has the legs to make to the end. Fall has only just begun.

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