I’m not exactly sure what to say or how to describe this film. Don’t get me wrong, it was good. But I felt it would have been much better with it was one story and not two flowing into one. Let me explains!
“Noturnal Animals” is about Susan and Edward getting married very young but split up quit quickly, and 20 years after the breakup Susan get’s a package from Edward, a book he wrote called Nocturnal Animals and dedicated it to her. As she is reading the book we see flashes from the book and what it’s about. That story is much better than sort of seeing Susan reading it. So if they would have just called it Nocturnal Animals and let us see the events from the book and ending it with her reading it. But when Edward sent her the book he also sent with a small letter, asking to meet her while he’s town and she agrees after reading first part of the book.
Maybe it’s just me. The film itself was very good and powerful is any shape and form and would recommend to anyone who would like to see it. Just keep in mind, it can be a bit slow and picks up better when we see the scenes that play out from the book Edward wrote. We see snippets from Susan’s life but nothing too exciting.
Actors: Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams, Michael Shannon, Aaron Tylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Ellie Bamber, Armie Hammer and many more.