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(New Regency Pictures)
Evidence of the happy couple. (New Regency Pictures)

A “meet-cute” is when two characters, future love interests, meet for the first time in a film. Yes, there’s actually a technical term for it in the moviemaking industry, kind of taking a bit of the romance out.

While David Fincher’s Gone Girl, coming out next week (October 3), doesn’t sound all that cute, things do start out light and easy for the lead characters, married couple Amy and Nick, played by Rosamund Pike (The World’s End, Hector and the Search for Happiness) and Ben Affleck (Argo, State of Play) .

The below clip shows their initial meeting, and the flirty banter:

Where do things go wrong? The story is told in flashbacks, alternating between two narrators, both Amy and Nick, but their versions of the story aren’t always the same. As the title foreshadows, Amy goes missing, and as it happens in real life, the husband is usually the first to be questioned.

The film is based on Gillian Flynn’s bestselling novel by the same name.

We’re so used to seeing Rosamund Pike opposite Simon Pegg. What do you think of this British-American mashup?

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Filed Under: Gone Girl, Rosamund Pike
By Brigid Brown