Monday, July 17, 2017
Nocturnal Animals (2016)
The story is essentially about triangles, but is one of the tensest movies I have seen in a long time. One triangle is between Susan (played by Amy Adams), a high end art dealer, her current husband, and her ex-husband, Edward Sheffield. Another triangle is the main character in the book, the sheriff, and the reader. Bad things happen, and the movie has a number of threads that are all slowly pulled together in the end. We know that Edward is badly hurt by his broken marriage to Susan. We know that Susan has made some terrible choices. We know that parents screw up their kids. But this movie makes it all glaringly real.