Don't Worry Darling

Don't Worry Darling

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.

  • Released: 2022-09-22
  • Runtime: 120 minutes
  • Genre: Drama, Mystery, Thrillers
  • Stars: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Olivia Wilde, KiKi Layne, Gemma Chan, Nick Kroll, Douglas Smith, Kate Berlant, Ari'el Stachel, Asif Ali, Timothy Simons, Sydney Chandler, Alisha Heng, Wylie Quinn Anderson, Mariah Justice, Michelle Ells, Marcello Julian Reyes, Daniel Nishio, Venice Wong, Dita Von Teese, Monroe Cline, Kurt Scholler, Anna Tenney, Ali Starr Goebel, Natasha Luna, Trevor Hooper, Samantha Sookdeosingh, Ebru, Kaleigh Krause, Kate Ellie Fitzgerald, Mario White, Anthony Soto, Nataly Santiago, Natasha Kalimada, Charissa Kroeger, Alexandra Nicole Hulme, Brooke deRosa, Hal Rosenfeld, Connor Ryan
  • Director: Olivia Wilde
  • ThatDoesntMatter - 13 January 2023
    Does not work
    Couldn't finish it due to limited lifetime and lack of masochistic inclinations.

    Nothing against the actors.

    Started watching not knowing what it would be about except '50ies-like utopian community'.

    The film did not work for me from the very beginning.

    Silly games with couples that have no connection (spoiler: point of the movie I know now after reading up on the ending).

    Trying too hard to pretend to be vacuous happy couples.

    Well, vacuity is what was supposed to be portrayed, and vacuity is what I felt.

    While I liked Florence Pugh in The Wonder, I found her 2022 behaviour off-putting in this. Again, knowing the ending, that may have been on purpose (or not, I may be giving the filmmakers too much credit), but because it isn't obvious and we are not told ANYthing it was just annoying. For some reason also her voice grated on my ears.

    I was simply not interested. It was non-sensical and boring.

    No matter, just not a film for me. Chris Pine is as vacuous in this as I didn't think it was possible for him to be.

    And, as many have already mentioned, who knew that reading up on the film on the internet brought more interesting silly gossip to my eyes than its pretty pastels did.

    Did not finish. So many better films, so little time!
  • djsmanzgeier - 7 January 2023
    Doesn't deserve the hate
    This film is great. I love it how it depicts the idea that nothing is as it seems. I just love the acting excluding Harry styles the actings great. And the production design is amazing to, that deserves an Oscar nomination for sure. But the suspense is what I love most of all. It's not a perfect films but it succeeded my expectations. I went in blind and am glad. You need to see this. I'm not gonna lie and say I fully understand it. But it's great it's shot amazing. It's one of the best dystopian films I've seen. And it's thought out so well. It dose not deserve the hate. It's better than other films that came out this year. A-