Don’t Worry Darling

I normally have a hard time thinking that a movie’s style can carry the day but this movie might be an exception to that rule.  The setup and the set and absolutely fantastic:  a group of younger couples live in an idyllic small town somewhere in the desert.  Their husbands are working on a secret project for the company that oversees the town.  All of their wants and expenses are taken care of by the company.  The only thing that is asked of the women is that they not ask questions about any of it.  Florence Pugh is fantastic in the lead role.  As the movie goes on she starts to question the very nature of their existence in the town.  It takes a while for things to start rolling and eventually they do.  There really isn’t anything here that we haven’t seen before.  In hindsight I think some of the moments at the end of the movie (especially the revelation by Olivia Wilde’s character) could have been done differently to create some more drama.  It was far from perfect but I did enjoy it.

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Movie title: Don't Worry Darling

Movie description: Alice and Jack are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why.

Date published: 2022-10-29

Director(s): Olivia Wilde

Actor(s): Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, Kate Berlant, Timothy Simons, Asif Ali, Sydney Chandler, Douglas Smith, Ari'el Stachel, Dita Von Teese, Daisy Sudeikis, Marcello Julian Reyes, Steve Berg, Daniel Nishio, Monroe Cline, Nataly Santiago, Angel Mammoliti, Kurt Scholler, Dimitri Dimitrov, Natasha Kalimada, Charissa Kroeger, Alexandra Nicole Hulme, Bailey Swift, Jasmine Mason, Sisley Loubet, Toi'ya Leatherwood, Stephanie Kim, Victoria Acker, Taylor May Dean, Oritsetsolaye Akuya, Auriana Ehsani, Angel Inniss, Jennifer Marilela Bermeo, Michelle Ells, Brooke deRosa

Genre: Thriller, Mystery, Drama

My Review

I normally have a hard time thinking that a movie’s style can carry the day but this movie might be an exception to that rule.  The setup and the set and absolutely fantastic:  a group of younger couples live in an idyllic small town somewhere in the desert.  Their husbands are working on a secret project for the company that oversees the town.  All of their wants and expenses are taken care of by the company.  The only thing that is asked of the women is that they not ask questions about any of it.  Florence Pugh is fantastic in the lead role.  As the movie goes on she starts to question the very nature of their existence in the town.  It takes a while for things to start rolling and eventually they do.  There really isn’t anything here that we haven’t seen before.  In hindsight I think some of the moments at the end of the movie (especially the revelation by Olivia Wilde’s character) could have been done differently to create some more drama.  It was far from perfect but I did enjoy it.

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