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Nocturnal Animals

Cast

Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson View All


Crew

Tom Ford (Director), Tom Ford (Screenplay) View All

Release: Nov. 4th, 2016
Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes
Susan Morrow receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband a man she left 20 years earlier asking for her opinion of his writing. As she reads, she is drawn into the fictional life of Tony Hastings, a mathematics professor whose family vacation turns violent.
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16 Nocturnal Animals, what did you think?
Imo, best noir film since ChinaTown, maybe LA confidential gives it a run, but they are very different types of noirs. I was surprised and saddened to learn the director was a wealthy fashion mog...

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TheUsualSuspect
Yes, Gyllenhaal's story is depressing and I want to see him succeed, but we all know it's a story within a story.
Gideon58
Susan has interpreted this manuscript as some kind of revenge on Edward's part for what Susan did to him and though she is haunted by what Edward has written, before finishing it, she contacts Edward and tells him she wants to talk to him about it and he agrees.
Iroquois
Those are just the characters that make a significant difference to the story; while this film will understandably invite comparisons to the films of David Lynch, to me the most Lynchian thing about this movie is that Ford also has a habit of casting famous faces in brief, semi-forgettable scenes (with the most notable example involving Laura Linney popping up in one scene as Sarah's snobby mother).
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