From writer/director Tom Ford comes a haunting romantic thriller of shocking intimacy and gripping tension that explores the thin lines between love and cruelty, and revenge and redemption. Academy Award nominees Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal star as a divorced couple discovering dark truths about each other and themselves in Nocturnal Animals.Tom Ford, the fashion guru, is now Directing his second film. The first film was , which did just OK at the Box Office bringing in a little over $9 million. It was not a huge success but at least it did make a little money. was also nominated for an Oscar, Colin Firth for Best Actor. Jeff Bridges won that year for his role in Crazy Heart.
Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal have been cast in another project called Ezekiel Moss which would have been directed by . However, the project was scrapped after Hoffman’s death in 2014.
On Rotten Tomatoes the film has an approval rating of 77%, based on 26 reviews, with an average rating of 7.3/10. On Metacritic the film has a score of 75 out of 100, based on 14 critics, indicating “generally favorable reviews”. Wow this film looks intense. I was already looking forward to this film simply based on all the buzz it has received from the festival tour, and after watching this trailer, I am even more excited.
I love the cinematic feel of the film, especially the color grading used. It gives the film a gritty old Hollywood feel.