Glammin’ With Gabi: Don’t Worry Darling Review

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Make sure to watch Don’t Worry Darling in theaters now. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros

Gabriella Ruiz, Reporter/Sports Editor

Olivia Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling presents a great cast of widely known actors and a psychological thriller/horror that keeps the audience on the edge of their seats. 

While the trailers came off as a mystery to the public, we discovered how interesting the story structure was and had to pay attention to every small detail to know what was happening. 

The film had performances from Harry Styles and Florence Pugh who played Jack Chambers and Alice Chambers. The rest of the cast included Gemma Chan (Shelley), Chris Pine (Frank), Olivia Wilde (Bunny), Sydney Chandler (Violet), and more who portrayed amazing roles. 

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Jack welcomes Alice home after sending her to therapy. Photo courtesy of Warner Bros

For those who haven’t seen the film or are curious to know if the film is worth watching, this column is for you. Don’t Worry Darling is set in the 1950s, and we’re introduced to the leading roles of Jack and Alice Chambers who live in a utopian community called the Victory. The Victory is an experimental town that is run by Frank, where husbands go off to “work” for their top-secret job every morning while the wives enjoy a perfect life by being a housewife. 

Here’s the plot twist: Alice starts getting suspicious about the Victory project that all the husbands go to work on and they’re not allowed to speak any information about it to their wives. This causes everyone to think she’s going crazy and Frank gaslights her into thinking that it’s all in her head. Eventually, she convinces Jack to leave this community after hosting a dinner for his promotion, which didn’t end well after she revealed everything she knows. After the dinner, Alice convinces Jack they can both get out of the town, but once they are about to leave, Jack tricks her. He ends up sending her off to “therapy” to get back to normal. It’s later revealed that this reality they live in is based on a simulation. Yes, nothing is real.

One scene showed Jack telling Alice “We’re perfect in here. Don’t you want to be perfect with me?”. Like yes, Harry Styles I want to be perfect with you.  

It was interesting to discover that Shia LaBeouf was originally cast for Jack Chambers, but due to complications, Styles later announced that he received the role. Another interesting fact was that there was drama within the movie premiere at the Venice Film Festival before the film was released in theaters. 

Wilde’s Don’t Worry Darling cinematography created outstanding visuals and the overall production was designed in a way that left the audience with many unanswered questions. What are your thoughts?