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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

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A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.

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When you love someone you can't just throw it away

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Rated R for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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9 December 2016 (USA)  »

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$22,500,000 (estimated)

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$492,648 (USA) (18 November 2016)

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$10,428,841 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Isla Fisher revealed on NBC's "Today" that the 'hillbilly' night shoot in California's Mojave Desert lasted about 10 days and was such a grueling and emotionally-draining experience that she was thoroughly relieved when the film wrapped. See more »

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Edward Sheffield: You can't just walk away from things all the time.
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Referenced in Film '72: Episode #45.8 (2016) See more »

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9 January 2017 | by See all my reviews

Disappointing. Being a fan of Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaals movies, I thought this would be a great watch. Unfortunately, it was an absolute waste of time. The movie is hard to stay in tune with as its boring and fails to reach any real story line. By the end it will make you question any film you go to put on again. Jake Gyllenhaals character is frustrating to watch for how incredibly useless he is and how Aaron Taylor-Johnson received a Golden Globe over other nominees is beyond me. Director Tom Ford is really to blame for this disaster of a movie. If your looking for a thriller or simply a good plot, look somewhere else.


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