Nocturnal Animals Looks Like a Movie About Sexy People With Dirty Secrets and Great Stylists

I don’t know what Nocturnal Animals is about, exactly, but based on this trailer, there’s something about Jake Gyllenhaal being sexy and falling in love, Amy Adams being sexy while keeping a secret, Aaron Taylor-Johnson being sexy and wielding a crowbar, and Michael Shannon being sexy while seeking justice.


The movie, which was met with buckets of praise at Cannes, was written and directed by Tom Ford, and the movie looks as sleek and expensive as the designer clothes that bear his name. But if his first film (2009's similarly well reviewed A Single Man—which I haaaaated) is any indication, this will be a beautiful, but emotionally hollow exercise in aesthetics.

But with a cast like that, maybe aesthetics are all you need.

Staff Writer, Jezebel | Man

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I think Gyllenhaal doesn’t get the praise for being as good of an actor as a contemporary like Ryan Gosling. They’re like two sides of the same coin. Very different sides, but hitting a stride at around the same time.