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Nocturnal Animals


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


Tom Ford (Screenplay), Tom Ford (Director) 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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Yes, Gyllenhaal's story is depressing and I want to see him succeed, but we all know it's a story within a story.
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.
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 (w....
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