2017 (UK), Drama/Mystery, 1h 57m
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Michael Shannon, Isla Fisher & Armie Hammer
A successful Los Angeles art-gallery owner’s idyllic life is marred by the constant traveling of her handsome second husband. While he is away, she is shaken by the arrival of a manuscript written by her first husband, who she has not seen in years. The manuscript tells the story of a teacher who finds a trip with his family turning into a nightmare. As Susan reads the book, it forces her to examine her past and confront some dark truths.
Underrated is an understatement!
Nocturnal Animals is devastating, unsettling and disgusting in all the best ways.
This movie is unbelievably stylish and stunning – it shows how a man’s insecurities can effect his life, rather than just women (like what we usually see in film). Jake Gyllenhaal is amazing as always, but Michael Shannon gives arguably the best performance of his career.
Oh, and be ready for the most WTF intro credits you will ever see! Fact!