Don’t Worry Darling is one of the hottest movies right now – and not just because of the actual screenplay. With cast drama, wild(e) rumours and actors that are becoming household names, this is not one to miss.
The psychological thriller is directed by Olivia Wilde, who presents her second film following her debut, Booksmart. It boasts a star-cast, including Oscar-nominated Florence Pugh, musician Harry Styles, Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne, Chris Pine, and Wilde herself.
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The story follows Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles), a young couple living in the 1950s American town, Victory – a seemingly idyllic company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project, as well as their families.
The men spend every day working at the Victory Project Headquarters whilst their wives spend their days enjoying a life of gossip, cocktails and relaxation. This ‘perfect’ life is sustained by the company, just requiring in return discretion and commitment to the Victory cause.
But when Alice starts having strange experiences and creepy visions, she starts questioning what the men are doing in Victory when they go off to work in the desert every day – a place the women are forbidden to go.
The movie boasts stunning aesthetics, with detailed production design of vintage sets and the brightness of 1950s costumes meant to intentionally distract from the dark truth underneath the town’s perfect façade.
With beautiful cinematography and a soundtrack that uses upbeat jazz and soul to create an unsettling and dystopian atmosphere, this is a film worth watching on many accounts.
You can watch the movie now at Ster-Kinekor, Nu Metro and the Labia Theatre.
Watch the trailer here:
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