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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and 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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$492,648, 18 November 2016, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$10,639,114, 20 January 2017

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$28,450,387
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Joaquin Phoenix was considered for Aaron Taylor-Johnson's role, but eventually dropped out. See more »

Goofs

The phone number on Edward's note accompanying the manuscript has a (323) area code. This is a Los Angeles area code. Supposedly, Edward lives in Dallas and presumably has for quite some time. See more »

Quotes

Ray Marcus: Hey, man.
Tony Hastings: Hey, man.
Ray Marcus: You know you're supposed to stop when there's an accident.
Tony Hastings: I know that.
Ray Marcus: Then why didn't you stop?
[Tony stays silent]
Ray Marcus: [sees the girl using her phone] That won't work. No signal here. You're not supposed to leave the scene of an accident, that's a crime.
Laura Hastings: After the way you were driving?
Ray Marcus: How's that? What'd you say?
Laura Hastings: Just the way you were driving was crazy.
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Written and Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
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Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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When you love Movies you have to be careful with them, you might never get 'em again.
8 February 2017 | by See all my reviews

So I just Finished Nocturnal Animals and to put as bluntly as possible I absolutely loved it and it might end up being one of my top 10 favorite movie of the year. Well it's basically two movies in one. One half appeals to my lust for grim blood soaked, dark genre fare while the other half plays like an interpersonal glossy drama that's just as compelling. Both feel as if they could hold entire films in their own right and grabbed me till the very end. It's much better if you go in cold so I won't really say much more but if you love a good thriller, crime drama or just good film making in general and it's playing near you please do yourself a favor and let Mr Tom Ford take you on a trip through some movie magic.


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