A successful investment banker struggles after losing his wife in a tragic car crash. With the help of a customer service rep and her young son, he starts to rebuild, beginning with the demolition of the life he once knew.
In the late 1960s/early 1970s, a San Francisco cartoonist becomes an amateur detective obsessed with tracking down the Zodiac Killer, an unidentified individual who terrorizes Northern California with a killing spree.
Robert Downey Jr.,
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.
Susan Morrow leaves Tony Morrow who is of graduate school age and meets Hutton who is presumably her age in the movie and they have a daughter who is now college aged. Hutton appeared to be much younger than Susan's character like in his early 30's which is true in real life. So he could not have a college age daughter with her. See more »
it's gonna be rough on them out there, not knowing how it's gonna come. Maybe Ray get killed, for resisting arrest, or coming at home late at night, might get shot by a burglar.
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Implausible, over-stylised drama with zero substance
You know those movies that you are angry at when they end because you can't get those 2 hours of your life back? Well, this is one of them. I could even give this a one word review but IMDb need 10 lines and that one word may be deemed offensive to some readers.
This... film... is more like a poor, over-budgeted tele-drama. But I guess it makes a lot of sense, as the film actually looks like it was made by a fashion designer; it is highly stylised, even slick but totally lacking in substance.
The exchange of dialogue, meaning and any chemistry between characters of the more than capable cast (I really dig Jake Gyllenhall) was slaughtered by what appeared to be the director's obsession controlling each and every frame, resulting in jerky and awkward delivery.
Also, this film ain't no thriller. There's even a cheap stunt employed that only the most b-grade non-thrillers pull: the quick flash of a scary image that's out of place to scare the bejesus out of you. Ridiculous.
Apart from the annoying directorial anal retentiveness rendering the actor's performance insincere, the story is just so totally and utterly implausible and leaves you feeling empty. While the book it's based on may be a story your imagination could bring to life, clearly Tom's imagination is either severely lacking or he's a huge fan of Days Of Our Lives.
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