On September 23, Warner opens in theaters Do not worry, darling (Don't worry, Darling). The film, which has been the victim of all kinds of controversies, arrives in theaters after passing through festivals such as San Sebastián, where we could see it at Soydecine.com. Is it as bad as they say? We'll tell you then.
Don't Worry Darling alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky enough to live in the idealized community of Victory, the company's experimental town that houses the men who work for the top-secret Victory project as well as their families. The 1950s society optimism fueled by CEO Frank (Pine), equal parts visionary entrepreneur and motivational coach, encompasses all aspects of daily life in the utopian desert town.
While the husbands spend all day at Project Victory headquarters, working on "progressive materials development," their wives, including Frank's elegant partner Shelley (Chan), bask in the beauty, luxury and wildness of their community. Life is perfect and the company meets all the needs of the residents. All they ask in return is discretion and unconditional support for Victory's cause.
But begin to appear in her idyllic life, bringing to light glimpses of something far more sinister lurking beneath the alluring facade. And that's when Alice can't help but wonder what exactly they're doing at Victory and why. What price will Alice have to pay to bring to light what is happening in this paradise?.
“Don’t Worry Darling” is a bold, complex and visually dazzling psychological thriller. This is a powerful film from director Olivia Wilde, featuring riveting performances by Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, surrounded by an impressive and well-chosen cast.
Recently Olivia Wilde has made her way as a director, with the actress making her feature film debut with the comedy film titled 'Booksmart'. The production was met with high praise from critics and received nominations from the Golden Globe Awards, GLAAD Media Awards, British Academy Film Awards and many more.
When it was announced that Wilde was making another movie, everyone was eager to find out more about the film, only to find out about "Don't Worry Darling," a story set in the 1950s that follows a young couple made up of Alice and Jack Chambers, who live a perfect life in the company town of Victory in California.
“Don't Worry Darling” was first announced in July 2019 with Olivia Wilde set to direct and star in it. The film's original script was written by Carey and Shane Van Dyke, and it was reported that 18 studios had a bidding war to acquire the film with New Line Cinema winning the auction.
At the moment it is unknown when "Don't Worry Darling" will arrive on streaming platforms, but several reports have confirmed that it will be available exclusively on HBO Max.
The world premiere of “Don’t Worry Darling” was given at the 79th Venice International Film Festival on September 5, 2022, with the film officially hitting theaters on September 23 this year.
The film's cast includes Wilde, Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, Kiki Layne, and Nick Kroll. The official synopsis for "Don't Worrt Darling" reads as follows.
Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky to live in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town that houses the men who work for the top-secret Victory project and their families. The 1950s social optimism espoused by its CEO, Frank (Pine), equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach, anchors all aspects of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend each day inside the Victory Project headquarters, working on "progressive materials development," their wives, including Frank's elegant partner Shelley (Chan), spend their time basking in the beauty, luxury and the debauchery of his community. Life is perfect, with the needs of each resident met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and an unconditional commitment to Victory's cause.
But when cracks begin to appear in her idyllic life, exposing glimpses of something far more sinister lurking beneath the handsome facade, Alice can't help but wonder what exactly they're doing at Victory and why. How much is Alice willing to lose to expose what is really going on in this paradise?.
We always like a good mystery, and keeping us interested for two hours is usually not an easy task. It is true that as spectators we are already used to a lot and it is increasingly difficult to surprise us. At this point, the Olivia Wilde film that we were able to see in the 70th San Sebastian festival is half right. Although it has other virtues also take into account.
"Don't worry dear" she comes stomping. Already at the Venice festival it has given a lot to talk about due to several controversies between the director and part of the cast, but that for another time. The film speaks for itself: Alice and Jack live in the experimental city of the company that carries out the Victoria project. Everything is happiness in the beginning, since the company meets all your needs. But all that glitters is not gold, and the protagonist will begin to suspect those supposed good intentions of the director of the entire roost. Will she be able to uncover the plot or will they stop her before?.
With that starting point it is clear that the mystery is served in "Don't worry dear", and we will be glued to the screen waiting for this to be discovered. Meanwhile we witness the role of women in all this: cooking, cleaning and keeping their husbands happy. There is no doubt that the complaint is there, and it is clearly seen as the minutes go by. It is also true that once the mystery is presented, the film takes it easy and although it has visually powerful scenes to convey what it wants, they become repetitive, adding minutes to a film that does not need it.
In Don't worry, dear, we are witness to a continuous struggle of a woman searching for the truth and trying to tell it while nobody believes her. This has parallels with certain situations in our society, and that is what gives it the perfect metaphor to create debate. But on that path, we find a film with a good pace in general thanks to its explosive moments in which the protagonist has fleeting memories mixed with images and dreamlike dreams. In this way, we get a little closer to feeling what she is experiencing, although they are quite hackneyed resources that are not too surprising, but nevertheless effective to get closer to her state of mind.
Don't Worry Darling stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles as the lead couple. She has interesting moments in which she really transmits her frustration to us, but it is true that there is no moment in which she gets to move us completely. In the final stretch the thing intensifies and has some more powerful moments. Harry Styles is correct in his role, but he does not stand out on any occasion.
The director, Olivia Wilde, has a role in which she seems to be comfortable, and the character ends up having enough layers that with a revision of her performance she is sure that she wins. We also have Chris Pine who gets the most interesting lines of dialogue on the tape.
Something that has pleasantly surprised me about Don't worry, my dear is its sound, both its soundtrack and how well it is edited. The choice of songs perfectly transmits the moment and the sensations that the director wants to convey, and the soundtrack generates tension in a spectacular way. With choir voices and silences, listening to it in a movie theater becomes a real delight, and that's already worth it.
Don't worry my dear, he promises a lot, but does he end up delivering? The answer is that it has a worthy ending that convinces us and that it has many readings on a social level. Without a doubt, we are left with it and we will want to comment on it at the end of the film. But it is also true that its entire first part could have been somewhat more agile to reach this point earlier, which is the most interesting. The tension is created little by little, true, but there are some things that we could have saved ourselves, especially since things happen that do not surprise us, unlike in these final minutes.
Without a doubt, Don't worry my dear is an interesting and reliable film, with an intelligent direction and some actors who transport us to history. His script is not surprising until its end, leaving us extra minutes, and taking into account that some of his tricks are known to us. But at the end of the viewing, the social conversation that we can have is what matters, and that's very interesting. Olivia Wilde knows how to direct, and she does it with a good pulse.
Despite Olivia Wilde's constant attempts to debunk the rumors about the alleged feuds and discontent surrounding her new film.
Don't Worry Darling, the speculations do not stop, what's more, they have become a whirlwind that has partially overshadowed its world premiere at the Venice Film Festival, where the absence of Florence Pugh at the press conference held prior to the screening did not go unnoticed by the press.
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This movie comes with some renowned actors and artists among which Harry Styles stands out; the Briton who began his career in 2010 when he was cast in the band "One Direction" and who now seeks to stand out in the cinema.
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Olivia Wilde, who is the director of the film, also gives life to Bunny, who is Alice's best friend, (Pugh) the protagonist of this story. Chris Pine, gives life to Frank, leader of the Victoria Project, where the story unfolds.
Gemma Chan, Sydney Chandler, Douglas Smith, Kiki Layne, Nick Kroll, Dita Von Teeese, Asif Ali, Timothy Simons and Kate Berlanfg, are also part of the cast of the story. Don't Worry Darling is a psychological thriller that centers on a utopian city called "Victoria" or "The Victoria Project", a city built in the middle of the desert and set in the 1950s.
The life of the residents of Victoria seems to be perfect, but also full of secrets, since the residents cannot ask questions about the "Victoria Project" and the women limit themselves to attending to their husbands so that they are happy and can function in the project.
When Alice realizes that something is wrong with Victoria, she begins to question things that she has never noticed before. That's when her perfect life begins to fall apart and an adventure full of suspense and confrontation begins.
As well as her cold encounter with the director during the red carpet, in which both preferred to put distance between them avoiding posing next to each other, then Olivia ruled out any conflict with the protagonist of her film, stating that they are only " endless gossip” that he did not intend to feed. The controversy has also put Harry Styles, Chris Pine and even Shia LaBeouf in the middle, whose departure from the project has sparked a crusade of statements.
Now that the cast's participation in the Italian city event has concluded, the speculation seems to be fading. With calmer waters, some of the film's actors met in New York to promote the production, but if it was thought that this would stop the rumors, the absence of Florence and Chris, simply gave more to talk about.
Let's face it right away Don’t worry darling is not a film that will probably remain imprinted in the annals of world cinema, but at the same time manages to launch interesting food for thought.
The film is already seen and in its first part it is quite boring. In our opinion, he goes too far in describing the plasticity of life in the Victory community, leaving little space for the characters. If it might make sense at the end of the film, it makes you feel heavy and yawning during the course of the first part. Towards the end, however, the director manages to rekindle the spirits and the discovery to which she leads her can intrigue and in a certain sense thrill. As we said, however, everything knows it has already been seen, while the finale remains open to interpretations of various kinds and the same basic idea underlying the script seems to limp a bit, not giving clear and decisive answers to the viewer.
Seen in this way it would seem that Don’t worry dalring is a flop and, instead, no. We certainly cannot classify it as a film not to be seen since it still has some interesting creative and narrative ideas that we are almost certain open to a second chapter of this film. There are many questions that remain unanswered and, in the end, we would like to know more. Also interesting is the criticism launched by Wilde to modern society always in search of economic well-being, leaving out happiness and tranquility. She seeks that, however, apparently she is completely part of the man himself since she cannot be "abandoned" but only the perspective from which she is seen is changed.
The cast is not always up to the task. A performance of excellent level by the talented Florence Pugh, is counterbalanced by a certainly not unforgettable performance by Harry Styles. Pugh often manages to keep the film completely on her own. The British actor was probably chosen in the cast more for his notoriety even outside the film world (he is a singer and member of the boyband One Direction). Having said that, we don't want to reject him, the character he plays is absolutely not easy to represent.
Perfection hides a nightmare to look carefully and it takes courage to disintegrate the bubble if the golden world is so comfortable.
Presented in world premiere, Fuori Concorso, in Venice 79, arrives in cinemas from 22 September distributed by Warner Bros 'DON'T WORRY DARLING', the dystopian 'feminist' thriller by Olivia Wilde starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh.
At the Lido for the former One Direction there was a delirium: 28 years old, a hit parade soloist, he is gaining film after film (he started with Dunkirk in 2016) credibility even on the big screen and above all he has an incredible following of young people, it is an LGBT flag that is not afraid to support the gender bender, that is the generalizations about gender: it puts on fishnet stockings, rings, nail polish.
She also focuses on this fanbase for the box office outcome of the film directed by her partner Wilde. In the film Jack (Styles) is a career engineer who lives with his wife Alice (Pugh), participating in the Victory project, in an oasis of the American desert, a secret plan in 1950s America of order and discipline organized by a kind of sexy messiah (Chris Pine): the men work on the "development of advanced materials", the wives in perfect style of the time, as if they were in the luxury resorts of Palm Springs, clean the house, cook and go shopping and fitness. A 'perfect world', controlled, a bubble that hides something else.