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‘Do Not Stress Darling’ Ratings Praise Florence Pugh: Roundup

Experts say skip Flo did good!
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The experts come to mind too, darling. First responses to Don’t Worry Darling have been in right from Venice, providing us rapt and celebrity-drama-obsessed fans the insight that is first the Oliva Wilde feature hitting theaters September 23. (What other movie opening this provided us with our very own Zapruder Spitgate movie year? Can this so- called “movie” top amateur footage purportedly showing its pop-star lead huack-puh-ing on their innocent bystander of a co-star?). On the basis of the very first reviews regarding the Stepford Wives meets Truman Show–esque psychological thriller — whose overall press-tour drama and himbo Harry Styles interviews supplanted the existence regarding the movie itself — Olivia Wilde’s 2nd directorial work is a mixed case to experts. Florence Pugh is a favorite, most find Wilde’s way skillful, additionally the film’s visuals are known as “striking,” but could it be sufficient to raise the film’s prestige towards the levels of its real-life drama? Despite having its twist that is big of ending? Maybe, critics agree, if there were more Chris Pine. Below, early takeaways from Don’t Worry Darling ahead of its New York premiere and September 23 release that is theatrical

“Arriving during the Venice Film Festival on a rapidly growing wave that is tidal of buzz, Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling is neither as bad as some are clearly hoping it will be nor as good as it probably needs to be to overcome the public-relations nightmare its press rollout has become. Hearing all the rumors of a troubled set and of actors falling out with the director, one might have expected a cacophonous, cobbled-together catastrophe. If only. The movie is smooth, competent, (mostly) well acted, and merely tedious.” —Wise Ebir, Vulture

“Many of the film’s most striking sequences were spoiled in the film’s marketing, from Pugh wrapping her head in cling wrap to Pugh being literally crushed by closing-in walls or Pugh racing across a desert that is vast. (Common theme: Pugh!) They stay impressive into the brief moment, but reveal that the images are bigger than the story they serve. It looks good, but it has nothing to say that hasn’t already been said before, and better, by other films. (TL;DR: It’s hard to be a woman in this world!)” —Kate Erbland IndieWire

“The early scenes of Don’t Worry Darling are the film’s best, but even there it’s hard not to notice the top-heaviness with which the movie telegraphs its own darkness. (It’s not like we watch Chris Pine’s speech and think, “What a dude that is good”) To actually work, the movie had a need to reel us in gradually, become insidious and astonishing in the manner that Get Out had been. Alternatively, it is ominous in an way that is obvious” —Owen Gleiberman variety

“What remains consistent and undaunted throughout, though, is Pugh, a commanding and centered actor who makes the most of the hash she’s served. There’s a scene that is vivid which Alice confronts town’s shifty, sauntering overseer, used a cult leader’s menacing appeal by Chris Pine. The 2 crackle well together, plus in their provided moments the movie quickly seems inventive and spiky. If only their chemistry was the foundation on which Don’t Worry Darling was built, instead of its stack of blurry copies of things done better elsewhere, years ago.” —Richard Lawson Vanity Fair

“Working from a script by Katie Silberman, Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke, Wilde — who also co-stars as Alice’s best friend, Bunny — displays a stylish visual sensibility and gets solid performances from the cast with Pugh slamming it out of the park as the MVP. Yet all of that can’t spackle over the known reality the film becomes less interesting because it goes along. Timeframe, Don’t Worry Darling — whose extremely name reeks of paternalism and condescension regarding the order that is worst — comes from a woman’s viewpoint, an element that differentiates it from other films or TV series to which it might be compared. But it’s still not enough to keep the movie from slipping into predictability.” —Cary Darling The Houston chronicle

“Beneath its polished, very stylish sheen that is outer however, it is because hollow as the life of its pampered but empty-headed protagonists. It is possible to realize effortlessly sufficient why Alice is really so hopeless getting out from the community — as well as perhaps why cast that is certain have been so wary about endorsing the movie itself.” —Geoffrey Macnab Independent

Darling Really is an picture that is auteur replete with characteristics Wilde has let fly in present interviews. It is pompous (in its on-the-nose didacticism), humorless (satire doesn’t always have become funny, real, and also this is certainly one satire that is unfunny, condescending (the racial dynamic here, in which the sole Black female with a speaking part is relegated to a martyrdom prop, is a doozy), entitled (the recurring Busby-Berkeley-meets-Carnival of Souls bit has no utilitarian value, save saying “nightmare,” and it’s clear Wilde shot this indulgence just because she could, okay fine), and more. Every now and then it latches onto a groove of narrative momentum and goes with it to some purpose. on the other hand” —Glenn Kenny Roger Ebert

“Pugh, the 26-year-old actress that is british fierce emotional intelligence belies her doll-like prettiness in films like midsommar and Little Women (for which she received her first Oscar nod), gives Alice as much inner life as the skittering screenplay allows, and Styles, at least, looks fantastic in a suit. But the movie, whatever its pile of ideas about love, gender constructs, and living that is modern hardly ever really transcends Stepford mood-board pastiche. It Is all nefarious and gorgeous, Darling, and strictly nonsense into the final end.” —Leah Greenblatt Entertainment Weekly

“The high-concept, low-satisfaction thriller that is psychological an ambitious update in range for Wilde through the character-driven coming-of-age comedy of Booksmart, and she handles the real areas of the task with assurance. It Is Simply a shame most of the work went into a script without a lot of that 2019 debut’s disarming freshness.” —David Rooney The Hollywood Reporter

“Wilde’s [film] is essentially great: the type of juicy but studio that is accessible that have actually all but vanished because the 1990s.” —Robbie Collin The Telegraph

A representative for Chris Pine calls Spitgate “a fabrication.”

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