TONIGHT WITH TRAV RATES “DON’T WORRY DARLING” WITH…
Film Synopsis: A 1950s housewife named Alice Chambers (Florence Pugh) living with her husband, Jack Chambers (Harry Styles) in a Utopian experimental community begins to worry that his glamorous company may be hiding very disturbing secrets!!!
Trav’s Critique On “DON’T WORRY DARLING” ➡️ Oh, darling; my Darling… When I think of a film being classified as a psychological thriller – after I stew and marinade on this film, I can see it being placed in this genre, but still after what I saw and having time to think on it – I will still stick to my overall conclusion that there was not really anything “actually thrilling” or bone-chilling in the movie to give me the shakes, or quivers that it might lead you to think from either previews or advertisements.
The film DOES give a great convoluted perception of what you will be walking into and what to expect from both main characters, Alice and Jack Chambers. I will applaud Florence Pugh’s performance- hands down! She played the model 1950’s housewife just like Norma Bates only she was not psycho! LOL…she was the MOST rational and lucid character in the film. As much as I’d love to tell you that the movie takes you on this journey of playing detective; sadly, it doesn’t.
There are not enough clues and information given to us for us to even begin to decipher what is going on with the husbands’ as it pertains to what they do at Victory Headquarters; what is the nature of their jobs; where they drive to each and every morning; how much money they make; the wives are NOT allowed to question their husbands about anything that they do at work; the wives are not permitted to leave outside of certain parameters; there are rules that cannot be questioned at all. Imagine living in a world like that. Could you – or better yet, would YOU want to live like that?
Well, Alice could not. Something did not seem right to her after years and years of living like that and having someone that she cared about plea and beg for help, and no one listen? Being under someone’s control and thumb every second of every single day? As I was watching the film, I must admit it did intrigue me, but the film does not fully satisfy you; well, it did not satisfy me. I just kept on waiting for something more to happen…The constant repetition of the daily lifestyle was driving me insane! I couldn’t do that as a husband! Leave at the same time! Everything! How is that a perfect life? A perfect lie? Indeed! Yes!!
I sincerely felt like MORE was needed. Perhaps, that was the intention of the film, to leave gaps throughout the film for us to fill them in, but I still feel all of the events should have come together and been explained; scenes should have been shown with the husbands to have the film making sense showing them at work – NONE of that was shown and I feel that was relevant because all of the husbands were working together at the same company for one common goal, so why not have ONE scene of them at work, huh?
If you’re going to make a film, make it right – and make it make sense, logical sense. The way that the overall movie played out, I can see how it ended the way that it did. The ending made sense the way that Olivia Wilde did it since she was the Director of the film. But me personally, I did not agree with it and so did the audience because when you hear an auditorium packed full of people start to make negative comments and say, “aww man, NO!” That is NEVER a good sign.
Yes! Trust ME….Don’t Worry, Darling. How many times have wives heard THAT line, before, hmmm??? #TonightWithTrav
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