All Good Things was inspired by the life of Robert Durst, an heir to New York’s real estate tycoon and the disappearance of his wife, Kathleen McCormack.
Ryan Gosling plays David Marks, who meets Katie (Kirsten Dunst) and marries her after a few years. David reluctantly joins the family business and provides Katie with the material comforts they can afford. Things take a turn for the worst when David and Katie disagree on the issue of kids and they start leading separate lives. David becomes more violent and possessive, the Marks’ family skeletons are revealed and Katie disappears without a trace. Twenty years on, David’s best friend is found dead and the case of his wife’s disappearance is re-opened.
I have to admit that the main reason I watched this was Ryan Gosling – it’s been so long since I saw him on the big screen! Can’t wait for Blue Valentine to open in Singapore! Anyway, the story here is rather compelling but I think it wasn’t suspenseful enough for the big screen. Still, the leads hold up the movie and Ryan Gosling even dresses up in drag! But the things he does is in drag is scary and chilling and involves a saw! 3 out of 5 stars.