Don’t Worry Darling
Run Time: 123 min.
Opens: September 23, 2022
Starring: Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, Olivia Wilde, Gemma Chan, Chris Pine
Director: Olivia Wilde
Screenplay: Katie Silberman
Alice (Florence Pugh) and Jack (Harry Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Chris Pine)—equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach—anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives—including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley (Gemma Chan)—get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.
But when cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?
“[Featuring] a knockout performance from Florence Pugh…who steals the show like a repo man at 5 a.m.”– Cary Darling, Houston Chronicle
“Wilde confidently steps up to a bigger subject and budget to deliver a slick, beautiful film.”– Helen O’Hara, Empire Magazine