Don’t Worry Darling

On September 23, the long-anticipated psychological thriller “Don’t Worry Darling” was released into theaters worldwide. After living under the spotlight for nearly a year due to its star-studded cast, the finally-on-screen film has fans and critics alike jumping to purchase tickets.

“I think that the movie met my expectations in that I knew such talented actors were starring in it, and it was going to be a very entertaining and emotional experience,” avid Harry Styles fan Ellie Denike said.

The film stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles side by side, as their respective characters Alice and Jack live in an idealized 1950’s community coined Victory. In Victory, the men living there are working towards a classified project, as the women of the community enjoy all the community has to offer.

Despite living in a so-called “perfect” world, Alice begins to notice aspects of Victory that she never has before. She questions her purpose in Victory, and if there is something darker happening under the surface.

“My favorite part of the film was Florence Pugh’s acting. I’ve been following her career for years now and I am truly in awe of her range as an actress,” Denike said.

Directed by critically acclaimed producer Olivia Wilde, “Don’t Worry Darling” grossed a whopping $54.7 million dollars in the box office. Despite this, the film has fallen short of what it had been predicted to land in ticket sales. As well as this, the movie had been rated a 39% score by critics on the popular and credible movie critic website known as “Rotten Tomatoes”.

“Despite my love for Harry Styles, his acting was on par with my expectations for him in that it was not very good,” Denike said. Styles’ performance was a notion pointed out by many critics as well.

With critic reviews stating that the film is “a muddled rehash of overly familiar themes” (Rotten Tomatoes), the audience reviews say otherwise. Audience members rated the movie a 75% on the same critic website, stating that the movie was complex, thought provoking, and intense. The varying of these two opinions mean only one thing, that the only option is to watch the film for oneself!