Nocturnal Animals: A Film About The Resemblance Of A Divorce With Murder

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Neo-noir movies have a distinct charm, don’t they? The grave music, the mystery, and the dark side of human nature. When I saw Nocturnal Animals, my jaw was agape, it was the most bizarre opening sequence of all time. To this day I can’t figure out what it meant. If your heart has ever been broken, Nocturnal animals will rip you apart again, but it will also heal you.

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The movie follows two timelines, one is the novel and the other is the real world. The novel of Edward Sheffield (Jake Gyllenhaal) follows a story of a weak man who loses his wife and daughter in one night in a terrible crime. The novel is the inspiration from his divorce with Susan Morrow (Amy Adams). When she reads the novel; she realizes what went wrong in her marriage with Edward and how it resembles these harrowing crimes in the book. Each death in the book is a symbol of the death of their feelings for each other; I think this is hauntingly beautiful.

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I had never seen a movie like Nocturnal Animals. We tend to think that we can find someone better, and when we find it, we later realize it was an illusion all the time.

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The scenes in the novel world are so gripping and tensed that they are not for faint-hearted people. On talking about the performances, they are impactful and earned the first Golden Globe for Aaron Tyler-Johnson. We see movies daily, but I tend to look for what makes a film different from others, the expression of raw emotions in the novel by Edward is that unique feature.