Theatrical Release: February 24, 2012


In the new suspense thriller GONE, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried) comes home from working the night shift to discover that her sister Molly has suddenly disappeared. Convinced that Molly has been abducted by the same serial killer from whom she escaped just a year before, and that by sundown Molly will be dead, Jill embarks on a break-neck ride to rescue her. Racing the sinking sun in a heart-pounding chase, Jill has only 12 hours to find the killer and save her sister.

Dove Review

It’s truly too bad this movie can’t receive our Dove Seal because it is a pretty good suspense film and, without giving the ending away, it ends satisfactorily after the movie’s heroine, Jill Parrish (Amanda Seyfried), has endured a lot in her quest to find answers to where her kidnapped sister is. To her credit, Seyfried does a good job in playing a believable character, a girl who turns into a dogged detective in her determination to detour the dastardly kidnapper of her sister Molly. The same scum bag had kidnapped her just a year before, leaving her in a hole before she was able to escape.

Jill had lost her parents close to this time so after her ordeal she wound up in a mental hospital for a time and most of the police force feels she is playing a deck short of a few cards in her quest to find her sister. They suggest her sister is with a guy at a motel somewhere or will pop up anytime soon. She begins to find clues which suggests otherwise and soon she is focused so strongly on her goal to save her sister’s life that no one is going to stop her. It is too bad that strong language prevents us from awarding our Dove Seal to the movie.

Content Description

Sex: A man answers the door and then we see he has a male lover in his bed.
Language: GD-1; G/OMG-9; Good Lord-1; J-3; F-1; S-5; A-3; H-5; B-4
Violence: A scene shows a bone a woman used on her captor to previously escape a danger; a man is shot a few times and we see blood on his body; a woman sets a man on fire although we hear his screams and do not see the burning; a girl holds a gun on a few people; a girl drives recklessly and almost causes an accident; photos of various girls with duct tape on their mouths and their hands tied; a few frightening "hole" scenes including the dead.
Drugs: Talk of a girl having a drinking problem; a few bar scenes; drinking; a comment about someone smoking "weed"; a comment about someone wanting to bum a cigarette; a comment about a woman holding "meds" in hand.
Nudity: Cleavage; shirtless men.
Other: A few jump scenes including a scene featuring a cat.


Company: Summit Entertainment
Director: Heitor Dhalia
Producer: Dan Abrams
Genre: Drama
Runtime: 94 min.
Industry Rating: PG-13
Starring: Amanda Seyfried, Jennifer Carpenter, Wes Bentley
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter