‘Don’t Worry Darling’ full of twists and turns

Stella Alexandropoulos, Sectional Editor

Everyone’s favorite music artist — but not mine — Harry Styles received lots of press for starring in a new movie titled “Don’t Worry Darling.” He played the movie’s main character Jack Chambers, but I didn’t have any idea about what to expect. Admittedly, after about 20 minutes I was hooked.

The movie is full of attention grabbers and even some parts designed to spook the audience out. The movie contains great plot twists and a strong story, and because it’s labeled as a mystery movie, there are parts throughout the film that hint at clues and symbols ripe for analysis.

That was one of my favorite things about the movie. It had me sitting on the edge of my seat as I tried to figure out the hidden messages and what is really going on before everything is revealed. For that reason, I would recommend watching “Don’t Worry Darling” with friends, as you can share your thoughts and predictions with each other. And, the creepy parts will definitely have you talking.

The film centers on a community of people that live in a town called Victory. In this town, there are plenty of married or engaged couples. The wives stay home and provide hospitality for their spouses while the men go to work every day, which is reminiscent of 1950s American culture. But then — and spoilers ahead — there’s a twist. The men go to work in the same place not too far from the town, but many of them work for a program so secret that even their own wives cannot know that they’re working on a huge project. Soon enough, Jack Chambers’ wife Alice Chambers starts to grow suspicious about what is really going on and what kind of secrets her partners and her friends’ partners are holding. Alice struggles to live her daily life wondering what is reality and what isn’t.

Although the suspense was great for the most part, there were parts that had me a little confused. For example, toward the ending, there was a huge plot twist that turned everything upside down. (Yes, spoilers again). Near the end of  the film, Alice starts to realize that her life isn’t what it seems and she is just in a simulation. In the real world, she lived in an apartment with her fiancé and worked late hours as a nurse. She would live her fancy and rich life through a screen. The part that caught me off guard was that I didn’t know her life was fake until the end of the movie. It stopped me in my tracks and forced me to think about what just happened because it was a lot to process at once.

Although I enjoyed “Don’t Worry Darling,” I had also seen some of the negative reviews, mainly because of Styles. Some said that he didn’t take pride in his acting and simply just talked. There were even some points where his voice sounded British in one line and American in the next. Personally, I did not pick up on these mistakes, but I am sure that people who

Overall, I think “Don’t Worry Darling” is worth the watch even if some of the twists and turns aren’t for you. I recommend it to people who don’t enjoy horror movies but do enjoy a little thrill from time to time.

Final rating: 8/10