“A 1950s housewife living with her husband in a utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company could be hiding disturbing secrets.” -IMDB
For all of the drama and discussion surrounding Don’t Worry Darling, it ended up being…not that bad.
Everything we were promised in the trailer was delivered. The aesthetics were incredible, Florence Pugh and Chris Pine were unstoppable, and the dramatic buildup did keep me engaged throughout. Even Harry Styles was not nearly as bad as many critics are making him out to be. Will he win an Oscar for his performance? Absolutely not. But he didn’t detract from the movie either.
I would argue that the trouble with this movie lies within the trailer. Most of the pivotal scenes are shown or at least alluded to in the trailer and that leaves the audience waiting for something unexpected to happen throughout the movie. And even when an unexpected turn does come, it comes as a bit of a let down as anyone paying attention could have guessed at least part of the twist.
The problem is that the whole movie lay in the premise and offered little resolution. There were characters whose backgrounds I wanted to know more about and plot holes which desperately needed to be filled that never were.
I’m sure there are many sports metaphors I could use here…(lay up that was never sunk, putt that was never dunked), but sufficed to say that I was left feeling a bit robbed at the end. I did enjoy the ride though, so I guess it’s all a wash in the end.
Rating: 6 out 10 Claire Bears
If you like this movie, you should also watch: The Talented Mr. Ripley, Last Night in Soho
Streaming: In Theaters
With: Florence Pugh, Harry Style, Chris Pine
Directed By: Olivia Wilde