Release Date: 1 March 2017
Format: DVD Blu-ray
Starring: Amy Adams, Jake Gyllenhaal, Michael Shannon
Nocturnal Animals unfolds through two distinct and different timeframes. In one, Susan (Amy Adams), a wealthy art gallery curator, is surprised to receive the proofs of a forthcoming novel written by her ex-husband Tony (Jake Gyllehaal). In the other, the novel’s story plays out in Susan’s mind, with Gyllenhaal also taking on the role of the book’s lead character, who falls foul of some redneck psychos while on a road trip through the Texas badlands with his wife and daughter. Fashion designer turned filmmaker Tom Ford seamlessly knits the disparate strands of the film together and his cool, fluid visuals provide the perfect counterpoint to the melodramatics that unfold on screen. A thoughtful treatise on revenge and the life choices we all must make, Nocturnal Animals comes highly recommended.