Alice and Jack 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. 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 Victory, and why.
From the very start of the movie one cannot but look and admire each take, and sequence, and especially the carefully crafted technical aspects. There are movies that carry a similar theme (I can think of one starring Nicole Kidman), but in this feature film, Olivia Wilde goes beyond and elevates it further turning it into a visual experience.
Be warned: the reviews have not been as good as should be, and we do understand it. Not everybody will agree with the critiques or the vision Olivia Wilde is conveying. The discourse will not sit well with everybody, nor does it intend to, and in fact it wants to pour some salt on the wound precisely with an idea that, although already treated in film, aims to give it another angle (we will not give it away).
Peculiar and different, it has the particularity of being able to be singular, without being novel and original in the premise, and it does so thanks to its aesthetics and own voice.
The performances might not be as brilliant as one might have hoped, perhaps the choice of theme and the development of the story might not please all. Be that as it may, we think this is one of the best movies of 2022, with an impressive treatment of color, takes and ambiance. It was a pure aesthetic experience.
Olivia Wilde (born Olivia Jane Cockburn; March 10, 1984) is an American actress and filmmaker. She played Remy “Thirteen” Hadley on the medical-drama television series House (2007–2012), and appeared in the films Tron: Legacy (2010), Cowboys & Aliens (2011), The Incredible Burt Wonderstone (2013), and The Lazarus Effect (2015). In 2017, Wilde made her Broadway debut, playing the role of Julia in 1984. In 2019, she directed her first film, the teen comedy Booksmart, for which she won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature.
Florence Pugh / Alice
Harry Styles / Jack
Chris Pine / Frank
Olivia Wilde / Bunny
Gemma Chan / Shelley
KiKi Layne / Margaret
Nick Kroll / Dean
Kate Berlant / Peg
Asif Ali / Peter
No te preocupes querida (2022)
Movie title: Don't Worry Darling
Movie description: Alice and Jack 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. 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 Victory, and why.
Date published: October 24, 2022
Country: Estados Unidos
Duration: 122 mins
Director(s): Olivia Wilde
Actor(s): Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde, Chris Pine, Gemma Chan, KiKi Layne, Nick Kroll, Douglas Smith, Kate Berlant
A visually accomplished piece. It takes on a theme that has been showcased before in film, but manages to give it a singular voice thanks to the impressive aesthetics, and cinematic prowess.