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 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.
Most of the film takes place through the point-of-view of Susan. This includes her physical perception of the characters in Edward's novel while reading it. This would explain why the character of Tony looks like Edward himself which is due to Susan mentally casting Edward's likeness onto Tony. See more »
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 »
Do you ever feel like your life has turned into something you never intended?
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