*This is a spoiler-free review so feel free to read on!*
“What are we doing…changing the world…”
Don’t Worry Darling released in theaters on September 23rd 2022. Directed by Olivia Wilde, the psychological thriller film stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, and Gemma Chan. It runs for a little over two hours.
A 1950’s housewife has a picture-perfect life with her husband in a utopian community, but soon starts to realize that there may be dark secrets lurking beneath the surface, as she begins to question everything and everyone around her.
Here is the trailer:
Don’t Worry Darling is stunning to watch on screen with a fantastic cast and intriguing mystery at its core. Is it worthy of your next watch? Let’s find out…
Gorgeous cinematography and fashion.
This film was so bright and vibrant, creating so many beautiful images to swoon over. Florence Pugh’s wardrobe was absolutely breathtaking and I felt completely transported into another world with each new scene.
My favorite performance by Florence Pugh!
Wow, she was so incredible in this movie. I was completely captivated by her character and I thought she portrayed everything in such a convincing way, reeling me in more and more. I was able to forgive some of the plot holes because of her stellar performance. She is on another level!
Channels Sylvia Plath and Charlotte Perkins Gilman in a modern and effective way!
There were some obvious nods at both of these authors, bringing the theme of female hysteria to light once again with a more modern approach. I’m seeing this theme pop up again more and more with series like Shining Vale (starring Courteney Cox) and now with Don’t Worry Darling.
As the major reveal unfolded, I was actually really impressed by how well this was executed.
So many unanswered questions…
I was totally fine with a lot of elements in this film, including the ambiguous ending, but when the movie finished, I was left with way too many unanswered questions. A LOT was not explained. I appreciate that this movie was not longer than it needed to be, but I was confused by a lot and slightly frustrated that certain things were never addressed again…
That being said, this film had so many positive qualities and I still enjoyed it, but this film could have reached utter perfection if it would have taken the time to flesh everything out properly.
So am I in or out?
Clever and intriguing with an extraordinary performance by Florence Pugh, pulling the audience into a bright, stylistic world with dark elements threatening its existence in a satisfying way.
I hope you enjoyed the review and feel free to post your own thoughts and theories on Don’t Worry Darling in the comments section below. Thanks so much for reading and happy viewing!
Amy Koto, TV Fanatic Girl
A VACATION TO DIE FOR…
When sisters, Nina and Gemma are vacationing in Hawaii with their friends, they get invited to an exclusive party on a private island that seems too good to be true. There’s only one rule…they can’t miss their ferry at midnight or they’ll have to wait until morning to leave the island. Only they didn’t realize that breaking this rule meant they would be hunted down on the island one by one.
Who will make it off the island alive?
I hope you enjoy my new island thriller!
Blood Rose Island is available here!
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