Don't Worry Darling Olivia Wilde's sophomore effort as a director has already had its premiere at the Venice Film Festival and, unlike other works that were presented to endless standing ovations, it didn't seem to generate a huge reaction just by receiving 4 minutes of applause. In fact, the first reviews we have of this work suggest that the work is not that good, despite having generated high expectations, although the applause goes to Florence Pugh, the protagonist.
"Don't Worry Darling a stylish thriller that falls short of its big ideas," reads the headline by Hoai-Tran Bui, reviewer for SlashFilm, who notes that "everything about Pugh falls flat in comparison." In fact "flat" is a word we can see in other reviews, including Brian Truitt of USA Today in a review that highlights some of the controversies that have surrounded the film, including the current reluctance of the protagonist to sell the film. in what some call a conflict with the director, who became a partner of Harry Styles prior to filming.
Speaking of Harry Styles, a more serious (and slightly more flattering) critique of Geoffrey Macnab notes that the singer-turned-actor lacks an ounce of charisma in the film, while calling Wilde's work "messy." The reviewer noted, "This isn't the disaster some were predicting, but it's a messy and complex one with a bit of contrived plotting. Styles gives a surprisingly dull, low-voltage performance as Jack. To be fair, he's playing a very cool character." boring, a husband from Stepford (referring to the cult movie The Stepford Wives).
Don't Worry Darling will be released in US theaters on September 23, 2022. BBC's Steph Green writes: "Harry Styles doesn't feel up to the capacity of the material here with weak line deliveries and a lack of light and shadow making his scenes with Pugh feel flat", once again the word. Certainly not will receive an Oscar nomination, as some predicted.
Returning to the SlashFilm review, Bui talks about the shortcomings of the director. “Wilde fills the film with horrifying images, violent shocks and subliminal one-second shots that serve to bother and convey what Alice is going through. But the problem is that by making the audience wait, these flashes of style feel like empty air.” In general, all critics agree on this. Wilde seems to take more than he can handle in a sub-par thriller, and while there is talk of an interesting twist, it doesn't seem like enough to fully engage the audience in the story.
As we mentioned, in general the positive comment goes to Florence Pugh, who has been pointed out as one of the great actresses of this generation and that is enough to attract an audience and invest them in her emotions. Some compare her participation to that of Midsommar, psychologically exploring the character, although as Green pointed out it could be seen as "Feminism 101", that is, a simple way to approach a complex subject, particularly when the characters live in the 50s. Likewise, there is talk of anachronistic problems within the story.
Overall, it seems that Don't Worry Darling will generate more buzz for its controversies than its quality, however, the participation of the two actors could be enough to be a success at the box office and perhaps Pugh will earn a nomination on the awards circuit.
The calm after the storm has come for Olivia Wilde, the director of the film 'Don't worry darling'. After a world of rumors was created about the tense relationship between her and one of her protagonists Florence Pugh, it was finally time to premiere the film at La Mostra de Venecia, which was a resounding success; from the thousands of fans of co-star Harry Styles, hours before the premiere, to the ovation of more than 4 minutes that the film received.
Next, we tell you everything you need to know about this film and its release date in theaters in Mexico.
Set in the 1950s, Don't Worry Darling tells the story of a young couple (played by Florence Pugh and Harry Styles) who, in the eyes of people, is a happy and stable couple. Alice and Jack live in a quiet American community where he works for a large company and she is a housewife.
Everything seems to be going very well in both of their lives, but before long, Alice discovers a project of the company where Jack works and he is involved: the mysterious "Victoria Project". Alice, instead of submitting and keeping quiet like the other women in the community, decides to thoroughly investigate what her husband's job is all about, resulting in a suspenseful plot that will keep you on the edge of your seat.
The presentation of the film Don't Worry Darling, directed by Olivia Wilde, has been plagued by controversy since its filming process.
The beginning of the talk for the press was the end of Wilde's relationship with actor Jason Sudekis, star of the Ted Lasso series, and the start of a romance between the director and actress and the film's star, Harry Styles.
After that situation, the first great controversy occurred at an event with theater owners called CinemaCon. While Wilde was presenting the film, a person came up to the stage to hand him an envelope that included the letter to define the custody of the children with her ex-partner.
More recently, the focus has been on back and forth over the departure of Shia LaBeouf, who was originally going to play the role of Styles, and alleged tension between Wilde and actress Florence Pugh. According to rumors, the break was enhanced by the recent leak of a video with the director's words about the actress during her conversations with LaBeouf.
But although this last situation was in the spotlight during the premiere of the film at the Venice Festival, where a focus of the conversation has been Pugh's refusal to participate in the press conference, another fact caught the attention on social networks.
During the cast introduction before the premiere, a gesture by Harry Styles was interpreted as spitting. One directed directly against Chris Pine, another of the members of the production.
Obviously the commotion over the situation generated a complete mess on Twitter, where the video of the moment began to be overanalyzed.
Some users analyzed frame by frame, others slowed down the material in search of one more controversy surrounding the production of Warner Bros.
But while none of the cast members commented on the situation, it's more or less clear that there was no spitting from Styles. And the close-up videos have been quite enlightening.
In some shootings people have died, so I will not say that this has been the most dramatic in history. However, every piece of news that emerges seems to confirm that the production of Don't Worry Darling has not been an easy time for anyone.
In fact: so many things have happened behind the cameras that the interest in what was happening in front of them, and which we will soon see on screen, has waned ostensibly. While its director, Olivia Wilde, tries to defend her work in front of the press, new data adds to a confusing plot, with multiple conflicts, that has obsessed the internet for months and that this week, shortly after the premiere (23 of September), has finished exploding.
When, more than two years ago, Florence Pugh posted on Instagram the news that she would be starring in Olivia Wilde's new film, her excitement was palpable. She admired Wilde, one of the few women to successfully transition from actress to director, at the time critically lauded after her work on Booksmart.
Her respect was mutual. Wilde fell in love with Pugh's performance in Midsommar and decided to cast her even before Little Women confirmed her as a budding star. At that time, his co-star was going to be Shia LaBeouf, one of those professionals who is chased by the storm, but many things would change over the months, starting with the main actor of the project and following the relationship of Olivia and Florence.
Somewhere along the way, Shia fell off the billboard. Although the explanation that she offered on her day alluded to scheduling incompatibilities, in her most recent interview Wilde focused on the actor's combative energy. Recall that one of her ex-girlfriends, FKA Twigs, has denounced the constant psychological abuse she suffered in her company, underpinning the general impression that LaBeouf is a man best kept away.
According to Olivia, this corrosive modus operandi did not fit in her workspace, where she considers it essential to create a sense of security. Currently, Shia is immersed in a campaign to rebuild his reputation, so it has not taken him long to deny the director: he assures that, dissatisfied with the dynamics of the shoot, it was he who communicated his desire to leave.
To endorse his version, he has shown the emails sent and a video in which Olivia asks him to stay; video in which, in addition, the director refers to Florence Pugh in a slightly derogatory tone. This has been enough to strengthen the already existing suspicions about the problems between the two.
This is where we enter another part of the soap opera. TikTok and Twitter users are dedicated to analyzing evidence and, based on what was found, they conclude that Florence cannot stand Olivia. The former ignores mentions of the latter on networks and rarely shares content from Do n't Worry Darling, something she does with the rest of the films in which she participates.
She also does not agree to give statements or deny rumors and, on the few occasions that she has spoken, she has expressed herself coldly. After the video that Wilde sent to LaBeouf was published, in which she referred to Pugh as "Miss Flo", various sources reported that the actress does not intend to be involved in the promotional tour and will only appear at the Venice Film Festival. The reasons for the feud are not clear, but it is said that Pugh was extremely uncomfortable with the affair between Olivia and the man who replaced LaBeouf. Who are we talking about? Nothing more and nothing less than Harry Styles.
If the backstory of 'Don't Worry Darling' has turned into the scariest Hollywood disaster of the year, the film itself - to some relief, but also some disappointment - is nothing of the sort. Wilde's failure here is mainly one of imagination. His film is competently acted, beautifully crafted, and not half as disturbing as he wants it to be. There is nothing to worry about.
“'Don't Worry Darling' is clearly not set in an idyllic 1950s community, so to say that the film has a twist at all is false, easy, blatant, much like the film itself, which starts off strong before falling apart into bewildering storytelling choices made worse by the revolting intentions behind them"
The controversial film Don't Worry Darling starring Harry Style and Florence Pugh debuted on Rotten Tomatoes and didn't do well. After a 5-minute standing ovation at its premiere at the Venice Film Festival, Don't Worry Darling is being trashed by critics on Rotten Tomatoes.
Well, in its debut, Don't Worry Darling only reached 39 percent on Rotten Tomatoes, with 18 critics submitting their reviews. High expectations for Don't Worry Darling starring 28-year-old Harry Style and 26-year-old actress Florence Pugh are getting trashed on Rotten Tomatoes with a 39 percent debut.
Despite the fact that in recent months Don't Worry Darling has become one of the most anticipated films, in its debut on Rotten Tomatoes it is changing expectations. Because among the critics of the specialists for Don't Worry Darling they point out that "it does not contribute anything unexpected", despite having correctly captured the ominous and disturbing tone.
In this sense, for his part, David Rooney of The Hollywood Reporter said that Don't Worry Darling is a "high-concept, low-satisfying psychological thriller."
While positive reviews for the movie Don't Worry Darling have praised the performance of its leading lady Florence Pugh.
Erotic movies or movies that contain a succulent number of sex scenes usually draw attention precisely for that reason, because they contain intimate relationships between two Hollywood stars.
The public fixes its gaze on it and even the advertising and promotion of the film revolves around it, leaving aside the plot, the story or the interpretive work that the artists have done beyond having to be controlled by scene coordinators. intimate, which were harshly criticized by Sean Bean, actor of Game of Thrones or The Lord of the Rings.
The Bridgertons, without going any further, is an example of this, and the 50 Shades of Gray trilogy was at the time. Now it's the turn of Don't Worry Darling, the film starring Harry Styles and Florence Pugh. The latter has been the one that has broken out in a conversation with Harper's Bazaar due precisely to that, because the plot of this type of film or the work that has been carried out beyond the intimate scenes is not taken into account.
"When it comes down to your sex scenes, or to see the most famous man in the world fuck someone, that's not why we do it.
That's not why I'm in this industry. Obviously, by the nature of hiring the most famous pop star in the world, you're going to have conversations like that. But that's not what I'm going to discuss because this movie is bigger and better than that. And the people who did it are bigger and better than that," Pugh explained somewhat angrily.
Don't Worry Darling centers on an unhappy housewife in the 1950s who discovers a disturbing truth about her husband, who is linked to a cult. The feature film will be released on September 23 in theaters in Spain. With Pugh's words, the conversation with the film may take a different direction than it has been until now, although taking into account the type of genre in which the film is included, it will be complicated.
The film stars Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, a married couple living a seemingly idyllic life. But when Pugh's Alice begins to question what's going on below the surface, tensions come to a head and everything changes. The first trailer was released in May, followed by the second in July, and features some steamy moments between the couple.
Director Olivia Wilde gave a great sneak peek of "Don't Worry Darling" at CinemaCon on April 26, praising Pugh and Styles' work on the film. Wilde also joked about Styles (who is, of course, her boyfriend), calling him "a promising actor with no other career that I know of." She said the singer is "truly a revelation" in the film.
Wilde, meanwhile, called Pugh "bright, sexy, fierce and tough," noting, "We knew this movie would live or die by her role." Wilde added: “You are witnessing the birth of a full-fledged movie star.”
Styles recently opened up about filming sex scenes for the movie. He explained: "All I can say from my own experience is that I was very lucky to have a very trusting relationship with the people we were working with, and that was paramount."
Wilde told Vogue in December 2021 that it was important to her to make a film that was "really sexy, in an adult way." She was inspired by movies like “Fatal Attraction” and “Indecent Proposal”. She kept saying, 'Why isn't there good sex in movies anymore?' she recalled.
Fra science fiction e storia dystopica, Don't Worry Darling is the second direct film directed by Olivia Wilde, with Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, presented in competition at the Venice Film Festival 2022. The review by Mauro Donzelli.
Benvenuti negli anni Cinquanta. Quelli ordinati e pacifici, prima che quei cattivoni degli anni ’60 e seguenti pretendessero di rompere l’idillio. Magari donne in close to social consideration.
I'm sorry. A series of coppie si trovano in a piccola comunità che si muove ogni giorno in maniera semper iguale, in synchrony, eat one thing alone. The mogliettina prepares the collazione to the husband, greets him while she enters the macchina appena davanti al giardino, in parallel this gesture is compiuto dai vicini che poi colleghi, amici e unici abitanti di un'oasi di perfezione nel deserto.
In attesa che if you repeat the ceremony on the contrary, it will be per dinner, and for the day of the day and via così. Tutto gestito dalla Victory, azienda e benefattrice. “Seven pronti a vivere la vita che meritate?”, says the slogan, and Alice and Jack eat gli altri, anchor di più, I sound. Alla Victory sounded safe, lontani dalla complessità di un mondo ostile. Già, ma quale mondo?.
In Don't Worry Darling we are obviously part of a dystopian Truman Show, the choreography of which is choreographed on stage with notevole ability of Olivia Wilde, alla seconda regia dopo il ben diverse gioiellino indie La rivincita delle sfigate.
A triumph of harmony, synchronized movements like that of the macchine of the maritini that vanno a lavorare, verse and limit of the community in the desert, or of the lezioni of the ballo delle mogli. Surface perfectly smooth, impeccable, vetri e specchi senza le porte en cui Alice possa trovare una via d'uscita.
No che la cerchi. Also, it is my own law to start to increase that precision, that lucenti party, that socialite only fra colleghi and that coppie così felici. Lei e Jack non hanno figli, e già questo insospettisce, ma infundo sono giovani e pensano semper a fare sesso. Beati parrot. The sua più cara amica thinks so, and neighbor of her, interprets itself from the regista. Florence Pugh (Alice) from the rest is a foreign body, also physically, she is contemporary and less in line with the 50s aesthetic in which she is wonderful as a glove like Bel Jack, Harry Styles.
She has the fault of asking herself doubts, at least when she sees her friend Margaret hidden by her husband and then ready to call her for help. But for what? Let me be clear, you also live well in the idealized community of Victory, a collective well-being project led by Chris Pine.
However, it looks a lot like a totalitarian society, from which it is certainly no surprise our couple will want to escape sooner or later. Or just Alice. The subject of this Don’t Worry Darling is certainly not original, and it doesn't want to be too original either. She just does her job of keeping a good tension, with a nice formal care, soundtrack and everything in the right place.
What makes this dystopian science fiction thriller, if we want to define it that way, interesting social theoretical film is its ability to grasp the (sacrosanct) spirit of the times without flags or ideological posters, but it inserts a juicy into the well-oiled mechanism of a genre film.
Story about dominant masculinity that imposes on the woman her own vision of love and blocks her full professional and personal development. Other than mansplaining, here Wilde gives a clean blow, in the lower parts, to the limit of castration, to the male who remained in the 1950s. Thanks also to the script by Katie Silberman, the same as her first film.