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Nocturnal Animals (2016)

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A wealthy art gallery owner receives a draft of her ex-husband's new novel, and once she starts reading it she just cannot put it down.

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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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Rated R for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language | See all certifications »

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9 December 2016 (USA)  »

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Tony and Susan  »

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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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George Clooney originally signed on as a producer, but ultimately backed out. See more »

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Anne Sutton: We all eventually turn into our mothers.
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Featured in The 74th Golden Globe Awards (2017) See more »

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Turning My World Around
Written and Performed by Mick Lister & Giles Edward Palmer
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Can't people enjoy movies any more?
12 February 2017 | by (NY) – See all my reviews

Listen, I'm not a movie guru, I don't study arts, I'm just your average Joe that loves movies. I've seen lots of movies, I don't discriminate, terror, drama, action, animated you name it, I can perfectly differentiate between a bad from a good movie, I don't need the biased comments of the so called movie critics on IMDb. Thanks God I didn't pay attention to all the misguided comments about this movie, Nocturnal Animals is a beautiful & stylish movie, great photography, solid acting and a solid plot that will stay with you long after you finish it. I don't understand why there's so much envy and hate in the film industry, the wannabe movie critics can't take that a guy who came from the fashion world actually can created a pretty good movie. My fellow reader, please don't miss the chance to see this movie.


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