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NOCTURNAL ANIMALS Blu-ray Review

The Movie

Synopsis

An art-gallery owner (Amy Adams) reads a novel written by her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal), and becomes greatly disturbed by the possibility that the story was inspired by their marriage and that her safety is in jeopardy.

Directed By: Tom Ford

Written By: Tom Ford (screenplay), & Austin Wright (novel)

Starring: Amy Adams (Susan Morrow), Jake Gyllenhaal (Tony Hastings/Edward Sheffield), Michael Shannon (Bobby Andes), Aaron Taylor-Johnson (Ray Marcus), Isla Fisher (Laura Hastings), Ellie Bamber (India Hastings), Armie Hammer (Hutton Morrow), Karl Glusman (Lou), Robert Aramayo (Turk), Laura Linney (Anne Sutton), and more.

Genre: Drama & Thriller

Rating: R

Runtime: Approx. 1 hour 56 minutes

Blu-ray Details

Audio

  • English: DTS-HD Master Audio 5.1
  • Spanish: DTS 5.1
  • French (Canada): DTS 5.1

Video

  • Codec: MPEG-4 AVC
  • Resolution: 1080p
  • Aspect ratio: 2.40:1
  • Original aspect ratio: 2.39:1
  • Subtitles: English SDH, French, & Spanish

Special Features

  • The Making of Nocturnal Animals Featurettes:
    • Building the Story
    • The Look of Nocturnal Animals
    • The Filmmaker’s Eye: Tom Ford

My Thoughts

I give this film a B.  It’s literally a story within a story and at times it was hard to follow. But all in all, this film has you on the edge of your seat from beginning to end.

I couldn’t wait to watch this blu-ray as I heard good reviews on it. Susan Morrow (played by Amy Adams), is an art gallery owner who receives a Novel written by her ex-husband, Edward Sheffield (played by Jake Gyllenhaal).  As stated above, it’s literally a story within a story.  The film starts off showing Susan who has trouble sleeping (Adams) and her failing marriage. Then dives into the novel she is reading written by her ex-husband Edward Sheffield (Gyllenhaal).  I felt as if the Novel was a metaphor to their marriage as the novel was dedicated to Morrow. I loved how it had you saying “WTF?!?”  throughout the film.  You think you have it figured out and then another twist has you second guessing yourself.

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