Paranoid abduction survivor Jill (Amanda Seyfried) never fully recovered from her kidnapping at the hands of an unseen attacker. So when her sister disappears one morning, the cops are hesitant to believe Jill’s story, namely that her kidnapper has returned, intent on revenge. Jill’s sister is not the only thing missing from Gone: tension, thrills, scares and a remotely satisfying ending are also MIA. The one legitimate mystery surrounds Wes Bentley’s character, Detective Hood, who’s established as the one cop who buys Jill’s story and looks like the most likely suspect (or at least the biggest red herring). But he vanishes for the entire third act while, we’re told, he makes his mother some soup. Wait, what? Judging from that bizarre anti-twist, it appears Gone’s original ending vanished at some point, too.
Dir Heitor Dhalia, category IIA, 96 mins, opens on May 31