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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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A wealthy art gallery owner is haunted by her ex-husband's novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a symbolic revenge tale.

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A "story inside a story," in which the first part follows a woman named Susan who receives a book manuscript from her ex-husband, a man whom she left 20 years earlier, asking for her opinion. The second element follows the actual manuscript, called "Nocturnal Animals," which revolves around a man whose family vacation turns violent and deadly. It also continues to follow the story of Susan, who finds herself recalling her first marriage and confronting some dark truths about herself.

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When you love someone you can't just throw it away

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Drama | Thriller

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22 December 2016 (Germany)  »

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Animales nocturnos  »

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$22,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$492,648 (USA) (18 November 2016)

Gross:

$10,639,114 (USA) (20 January 2017)
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This is the third film Amy Adams and Michael Shannon have worked in together (following "Man of Steel" and "Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice"). See more »

Quotes

Tony Hastings: What we're gonna do?
Bobby Andes: It's a question of how serious you are about seeing justice done.
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Referenced in The Grand Tour: The Holy Trinity (2016) See more »

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Baudelaire
Written and Performed by Serge Gainsbourg
Courtesy of Mercury France
Under License from Universal Music Enterprises
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When you love Movies you have to be careful with them, you might never get 'em again.
8 February 2017 | by (Morocco) – See all my reviews

So I just Finished Nocturnal Animals and to put as bluntly as possible I absolutely loved it and it might end up being one of my top 10 favorite movie of the year. Well it's basically two movies in one. One half appeals to my lust for grim blood soaked, dark genre fare while the other half plays like an interpersonal glossy drama that's just as compelling. Both feel as if they could hold entire films in their own right and grabbed me till the very end. It's much better if you go in cold so I won't really say much more but if you love a good thriller, crime drama or just good film making in general and it's playing near you please do yourself a favor and let Mr Tom Ford take you on a trip through some movie magic.


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