Shades Of Words



I have only ever seen Amanda Seyfried play stereotyped blonde role of either the bitchy or the damsel-in-distress types. So it was refreshing to see her play a strong female lead in a movie, which frankly, rests entirely on her acting prowess.

“Gone” is a psychological thriller with never a dull moment. Jill ( Seyfried) has suffered mental trauma because of her parents’ death and her kidnapping and has been institutionalized in the past. One day when her sister disappears she believes that the man who had kidnapped her now has her sister. The problem is no one else believes her. The police believe that  never was such a man and that it’s all in her head. Are they right? Is Jill’s sister really missing? Is Jill crazy?

The story moves fast as we follow Jill around Portland, Oregon, on a sleuthing mission as she tries to locate the man who might have taken the sister . The tone of the frame is always sombre , forever blue or gray,  sign of impending doom. But why Portland, Oregon – I often wonder  how do story writers decide to base a story in a particular city.

Seyfried delivers a convincing performance and it’s really her acting that carries the movie through as there’s literally no other character that has more than 5 minutes of screen time. No other performer has a role of any consequence.

This  being a thriller  was low on depth and character development but was high in intrigue,  suspense and entertainment. I enjoyed it.


Author: Vipula

Before talking about who we are, we’d like to tell you a bit about how and why Shades of Words came into being. It all started with the idea of “A place where we could share with likeminded people about things we enjoy. From books to music to movies to travel; Shades of Words was to be a place about the best of our experiences” We thought about why should anyone read us? The answer was that whatever we review would be a mix of our experience of the thing along with interesting and useful information about it. So in case you are reading us regularly or even checking us out once in a while then we have succeeded in our efforts someway somewhere. Who are we? Known as Kapil Sood and Vipula Gupta, we thought of Shades of Words on one fine Sunday afternoon. Tired of writing interesting RFP’s and project documentation; we decided to give this a shot. Yes! We work in Indian IT industry. Cupid struck us while were innocently slogging together on the highly intricate job of formatting and beautifying documents! And since then, we have been working together to establish Shades of Words as a place that we can claim as ours. (Because buying a house is still years away!) What else? Kapil also writes some blogs which you can read here and here.

2 thoughts on “Gone

  1. Hehe..there seems to be a lot of series and even movies based out of Portland including my new fav series The Grimm. 🙂 Btw your blog header looks cool…what place is this?

    • This is somewhere in Colarado or Utah – on the way to the Arches..and now thanks for reminding. Time to change the header

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