Nocturnal Animals

Genre:  Drama, Thriller
Running Time:  116 min.
Release Date:
November 18, 2016 (limited) - November 18, 2016 - Toronto
November 25, 2016 - Vancouver, Montreal
December 9, 2016 - Wide

December 9, 2016 - Wide
Digital: February 7, 2017
DVD/Blu-ray: February 21, 2017

Current rating: Rating: 3.24
based on 64 votes and 20 reviews
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Cast: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon, Aaron Taylor-Johnson, Isla Fisher, Karl Glusman, Armie Hammer, Laura Linney, Andrea Riseborough, Michael Sheen


One day, Susan (Amy Adams), an unhappy art gallery owner in a crumbling marriage receives a package from her ex-husband Tony (Jake Gyllenhaal), whom she left 20 years earlier. Inside is a book manuscript called "Nocturnal Animals," with a note that says she inspired him to write it. He also for her opinion about it.

Left alone in her mansion while her current husband is away on a business trip, Susan begins to read it and quickly becomes obsessed with the script, which revolves around a man who takes his wife and daughter on a family vacation. When they're threatened by punks who ram their car while driving, the trip turns deadly. The men abduct his wife and daughter and leave him in the desert.

Susan, who ended her marriage to Tony in a hurtful way, interprets the violent thriller as a secret threat of symbolic revenge, and finds herself recalling her past marriage, while confronting some dark truths about herself.

Director: Tom Ford
Studio: Universal Pictures
Producer(s): Robert Salerno, Tom Ford
Screenplay: Tom Ford
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  • 5 stars "Really good movie, thought-provoking and sad. Bring your Kleenex, because Amy Adams is so hot."
  • 1 star "Pretty stupid, I thought."
  • 5 stars "What a movie! Two endings. All about revenge, the book is one ending the movie is the other, the book was his life as he felt it, the movie was his reality, the opposite of love is indifference, he doesn't show as he doesn't care,REVENGE, for ending the marriage and aborting his child, great acting, but it is an intellectual movie. Be advised"