Friday, November 11, 2016

Nocturnal Animals is not a conventional story

5 second plot: Susan receives a draft version of a novel written by her ex-husband in the mail. It's a story about a man who goes through a terrible ordeal. As she starts reading it she gets sucked into the story and starts thinking about the life she used to have.

5 second review: It's two movies for the price of one (a story in a story) plus some free bonus flash-backs. The story in the story is good. The story around it feels very artificial. The contrast is big. But I guess that was the whole idea. The performances are very good, the picture is beautifully shot and the score is perfect. It's a little bit too dark and weird for my personal taste though.

IMDb score: 7,8/10
Our score: 7/10