My other problem with Gone Girl is in the appearance of Neil Patrick Harris as Amy's obsessive and eccentric former boyfriend. He's not around enough for us to care, serving merely as a plot vehicle in Act 3. In those few scenes, Harris rises above his television persona, proving that perhaps he's not a one-Barney pony. Granted, there wasn't enough time to develop the character, but that's Fincher's fault for choosing the wrong stories to tell.
Gone Girl is Rated R for a scene of bloody violence, some strong sexual content/nudity, and language and has a runtime of 149 minutes.
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