Film@BirrTheatre brings you the best of Irish, world and independent cinema on the theatre's big screen, every Thursday night at 8pm. Don't Worry Darling has earned itself rather a lot of backlash with its antics both on and off screen with some describing the gossip cycle, it had became, as its press tour! Ooh Nasty! Antics like house fall outs and accusations, one has to wonder where the focus was....gossip?
Has it spiked an interest - absolutely! and does it make me want to see and assess Harry Styles journey as group band member, solo artist and now actor? Yep, front row seat please!
What's it all about?
Alice (Pugh) and Jack (Styles) are lucky to be living in the idealized community of Victory, the experimental company town housing the men who work for the top-secret Victory Project and their families. The 1950’s societal optimism espoused by their CEO, Frank (Pine)—equal parts corporate visionary and motivational life coach—anchors every aspect of daily life in the tight-knit desert utopia.
While the husbands spend every day inside the Victory Project Headquarters, working on the “development of progressive materials,” their wives—including Frank’s elegant partner, Shelley (Chan)—get to spend their time enjoying the beauty, luxury and debauchery of their community. Life is perfect, with every resident’s needs met by the company. All they ask in return is discretion and unquestioning commitment to the Victory cause.
Inevitably cracks in their idyllic life begin to appear, exposing flashes of something much more sinister lurking beneath the attractive façade, Alice can’t help questioning exactly what they’re doing in Victory, and why. Just how much is Alice willing to lose to expose what’s really going on in this paradise?
An audacious, twisted and visually stunning psychological thriller, “Don’t Worry Darling” is a powerhouse feature from director Olivia Wilde that boasts intoxicating performances from Florence Pugh and Harry Styles, surrounded by the impressive and pitch-perfect cast.
At 122mins and cert 16, grab a buddy this Thursday evening at 8pm and get yourself to Birr Theatre & Arts Centre to see for yourself, if Styles isnt enough of a carrott, the plot twist and psychology that is Don't Worry Darling is!