Don’t Worry Darling Review


Sophia Gray

Don’t Worry Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde was released September 24th, 2022 and starred Florence Pugh.

Don’t Worry Darling has caused quite a commotion with some drama within the last couple of years. Between the director Olivia Wilde and actor Harry Styles dating to the drama between Florence Pugh, the star of Don’t Worry Darling, and Olivia Wilde, much attention was brought to the film.

The movie takes place in the 50s and stars a couple, Florence Pugh playing Alice and Harry Styles playing Jack, living in this utopian society. With it being set during the 1950s, the wife Alice would stay home all day while her husband Jack would go off to work; however, she doesn’t necessarily know what Jack does for a living. Curiosity and confusion rise and this ideal society may not be everything it says and seems to be to Alice. I’m not going to go into detail about the plot (no spoilers are contained), but overall, I rate it an 8.5 out of 10.

The set design and the costumes nailed the 1950 setting, as well as the makeup. Also, despite all the drama around the cast, the relationship between Florence / Harry and Florence / Olivia didn’t seem forced. It was almost as if everything was normal between them. Florence did a fantastic job being one of the best current actresses. She kept the viewers questioning what was happening and pulled them into the movie. I was skeptical about Harry, and even though I’m a massive fan of his, I’m going, to be honest. His acting was not Oscar-worthy; however, I’ve seen worse. Some moments weren’t the best acting, but overall I think he did a reasonably ok job.

When watching the movie, I was lost and confused about what was going on during the whole first half. I don’t know if that was necessarily intended, given it’s a psycho thriller, but my friends were as well. However, in the end, when you discover this world’s whole plot twist and reality, everything comes together and makes perfect sense. For this reason, I feel if you watch the movie again, it would not have the same effect because going into watching it, you know what’s going to happen. It’s one of those movies where the first watch is the best, but if you watch it more than once, you’ll pick up on little hints throughout the movie.

Overall I enjoyed it and thought it was a well-produced film and thoroughly enjoyed it.

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