in about 100 words or less
US 116m, Colour
Director: Tom Ford; Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen
Nocturnal Animals is a dark psychological thriller that is based on the central character’s reading of her ex-husband’s first novel which is a deeply personal and allegorical story of her betrayal of their relationship. Dedicated to her, the novel serves as his means of retribution and a demonstration of the deep emotional anguish which he suffered. A disturbing nightmarish drama with interwoven stories and a strong ensemble cast, Nocturnal Animals is definitely not a date movie (Klaus Ming February 2017).