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“Adults have the right to disappear.”
Lt. Ray Bozeman

SYNOPSIS: When her sister disappears, Jill is convinced the serial killer who kidnapped her two years ago has returned, and she sets out to once again face her abductor. – via IMDB

gone i'll sleep when he's dead

GRADE 4I didn’t necessarily think that this was awful, per se, but it was a long way off from great. This successfully passes Anna’s vacuum test, in that I was doing my own thing, not particularly invested in the movie yet managed to follow it without putting too much thought or energy in it. I looked into this mainly for Amanda Seyfried, as well as some Sebastian Stan perve time (mmmmhmmmm, I am that petty). I didn’t want an intense movie, or something that was too serious or that would make me think too much, and this seemed to fit that bill. This movie is just fine for whiling away some time, but don’t take it too seriously, it won’t be fine then. There are holes and there are flaws, and the storytelling is all over the show, and that did detract from this being better than it was. It had the potential to be more… okay, maybe not too much more, but more than it ultimately was. Some things irritated me when I thought I was going to take this a little more seriously, and I had to remind myself to leave my brain at the door. Seyfried does the best she can with what she has been given, and Sebastian Stan was (super unfortunately) not around as much as I was hoping he would be, so I didn’t even get any major perve time. This movie is quite forgettable at the end of the day, so if you really have nothing else to watch this should be alright, or if you want some background noise. I didn’t completely hate this, but I will not be wasting my time on it again – I am pretty indifferent towards the film. If you want a thriller to dig your teeth into, it is totally not going to be this.

18 thoughts on “Rapid Review: Gone (2012)

  1. Natasha says:

    I am super sad to hear that there wasn’t an abundance of Stan 😦 I like Seyfried, but she needs and deserves some better roles!

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    1. Zoë says:

      SO not enough Stan to save this movie, or enough for Seyfried to do to save it if Stan isn’t there. What a pity. She really does, I like her.

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  2. Jordan Richardson says:

    I’m one of those weirdos who really liked this movie. I found its narratives about victimization compelling, even if it was structurally rather tepid. Great review.

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    1. Zoë says:

      The victimization angle was good, but I felt that they squandered what they could have done with it. Glad to hear you enjoyed this so much Jordan!

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  3. I think I’d already heard that this is preey mediocre. I do have the hots for Seyfried’s though so I might give it a chance 😊

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    1. Zoë says:

      You will do to yourself what I did to myself for Sebastian Stan in watching this. Difference is, Seyfried gets spans of screen time, so you will be able to have a good… perve? 😉

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      1. I interpreted your first in your reply there as extremely pervy! I’m all flustered now! 😉

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      2. Zoë says:

        xD OMG lol! I should have remembered who I was replying to!

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      3. Tom says:

        I was just going to comment, so what if someone was wanting to watch this movie wanting to perve on Amanda Seyfried? I guess I have the answer. . . . .

        🙂 :O

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      4. Zoë says:

        Gosh, this comment is just too sketchy. I was NOT thinking when I replied xD

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      5. table9mutant says:

        Lol! Always gotta be careful when replying to Mike… 😉

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      6. Zoë says:

        I don’t even know why I forgot that o.O

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  4. Tom says:

    Well this thing looks a little bit bletch. 😉 Thanks for taking one for the team here Zoe

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    1. Zoë says:

      It is quite meh. Not the worst film, but definitely not the best. Oh well. NEXT FILM!

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  5. abbiosbiston says:

    I love the idea of this vacuum test!

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    1. Zoë says:

      It’s ingenious 😝

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  6. table9mutant says:

    Haha! Vacuum test! I watch so many movies that way. But I wouldn’t even bother with this one. : )

    Liked by 1 person

    1. Zoë says:

      Steer clear. I’m sure you have spans of other vacuum movies 😛

      Liked by 1 person

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