Film Review: Florence Pugh Captivates in ‘Don’t Worry Darling’

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CHICAGO – A sure hand behind the camera and a dynamic performance from Florence Pugh help “Don’t Worry Darling” pull off an extremely difficult balancing act. This isn’t a perfect movie by any stretch of the imagination, but it inspires the kind of impressions and ideas that you will still be talking about a week later. Oscarman rating: 4.0/5.0
Rating: 4.0/5.0

We begin with a picture of a 1950’s suburban utopia, the kind of scene seemingly culled from images of the old LIFE magazine. The houses and their perfectly manicured lawns are a mid century modern design fever dream. Jack (Harry Styles) drives off in a fancy sports car to work at something called “The Victory Project.” At the same time, his wife Alice (Florence Pugh) acts as the idealized 50’s housewife … gossiping, cleaning, and making sure her man has a nice dinner on the table when he comes home from work, while she sucks back four martinis during lunches at the pool, and going on shopping sprees to occupy her time.

“Don’t Worry Darling” opens in theaters on September 23rd. Featuring Florence Pugh, Olivia Wilde, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Nick Kroll, Timothy Simons and Gemma Chan. Screenplay by Katie Silberman. Directed by Olivia Wilde. Rated “R”

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Don’t Worry Darling
Photo credit: Warmer Bros.

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