Winner of the Grand Jury Prize at the 2016 Venice International Film Festival. From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in “Nocturnal Animals.”
Can't wait to see again
- Nocturnal Animals review by PT
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I seen this film in the cinema yesterday. I loved it, period.
Amy Adams plays Susan, a successful art gallery owner surrounded by the decadence of her materialistic lifestyle. Ironicallly, this love of the materialistic which she once sought to a tragic extent, is now something that she views as not so important. Unhappy in her current marriage, her husband's business interests in a crisis, which he really cares about and Susan is indifferent, set the scene for her to receive a package out of the blue. The package is a novel by her first husband, namely Jake Gyllenhall, whom she hasn't seen for 19 years.
Susan begins reading the novel, which we see in her minds eye in movie form. This fictional film runs alongside flashbacks of her first marriage, and Susan's current life.
This film is deep and meaningful and had me thinking for ages after leaving the cinema, ah that means that, ah that's what Gyllenhall novel is referring too there and there etc. Adams and Gyllenhall are superb in this movie, also Michael Shannon, very memorable as the cop in the fictional story.
I know when I watch it again I will see and understand more on the second viewing. A real touch of class.