The title of the somnolent new thriller "Gone" may be generic, but it packs plenty of information about the movie into its lone word.
Gone is the sister of the film's heroine, who up and vanishes 15 minutes into the movie. Gone is perhaps the heroine's sanity, since, absent any hard-and-fast evidence, she firmly believes that said sister was abducted by the same serial killer who may (or may not) have kidnapped her a year earlier.
Gone is also your hard-earned money if you buy a ticket to this slack piece of work, a movie that makes "Murder on the Orient Express" feel like"The Silence of the Lambs"by comparison.
Jill (Amanda Seyfried, her saucer eyes working overtime to convey anxiety) comes home from her graveyard waitressing shift to find her older sister (Emily Wickersham) missing. There is no reason to suspect foul play, but Jill immediately goes to the Portland, Ore., police, making wild claims involving duct tape, unmarked vans and human remains in remote areas.