I liked it


I went and saw Don't Worry Darling. It got mixed reviews, but I liked it a lot. I thought the film was entertaining and well directed. Florence Pugh did a good job and Chris Pine was fantastically villainous. I thought Harry Styles was miscast and his performance didn't really work for me. The story was interesting and I was satisfied by the resolution. I also really liked the cinematography and the score. It wouldn't make my top 10 of the year, but I would rate it an 8/10 and recommend it to anyone who likes a good mystery/thriller.

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I liked it too.

Harry Styles did a good job, but I think he was hired to lure a younger audience.

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Is it a preachy movie?

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No, I didn’t find it preachy.

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And yet the ending point........ ?

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Strapped down in Harry Styles apt. Clock Work Orange 2.Oh. ?

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I didn’t find the interplay between the two leads particularly compelling. The mid-century modern set design, cinematography, and music were gorgeous though. The aesthete in me couldn’t help but like that, but movie as a whole felt hollow and maybe just a little self-serious. IMHO

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For me it was about two thirds of the way there - great production values, intriguing premise, severely underdeveloped final act. Imagine if in The Matrix, Neo went back to his normal routine despite being reminded he's in The Matrix. I'll spare a few other comparisons, but basically it didn't have a strong ending that tied things together or took them in a different direction. Also some gaps in logic like Bunny saying she wants to stay because her children are there despite her previously being shown to be a terrible mother.

The charismatic performances of Florence Pugh and Chris Pine do a lot to carry the whole affair. I have an idea how that could have been pulled off, but I'll save it for now.

Mixed review aside, I would recommend people see the movie for themselves to make an individual assessment because I know someone who worked on it and it represents arguably their highest profile credit to date, so I have to applaud and promote that.

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What you described in your spoiler text is something that happens in real life though :)

But yeah, ultimately, I do agree. I think the final act is underdeveloped. I mean, it's fine, but it just kinda reduce the film to be something far simpler than what the visuals and acting performances promise. There's just not much to the story, I gotta say.

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