EJ Moreno with a review of Don’t Worry Darling…
After seeing Don’t Worry Darling, it’s fair to say that all of the drama is not worth the final product. The drama surrounding its production and the press tour sadly feels far more entertaining than anything Olivia Wilde and company cooked up on the screen. Yet, the film still works in a few ways, mostly due to Florence Pugh dominating another stellar role.
In our spoiler-free review, we break down the good, the bad, and the problematic of Don’t Worry Darling.
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Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) 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. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Pine)—equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach—anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives—including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley (Chan)—get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury,y and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.
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 Victor, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?
Joining Florence Pugh and Harry Styles in the cast of Don’t Worry Darling are Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, and Chris Pine.
Don’t Worry Darling arrives in cinemas on September 23rd.