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Plot Overview

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happy hug“Don't Worry” opens on a black tie gala, focusing on a drinking game played by the babes. Each daring darling has a wine glass balanced on her head, native style, as she shimmies and shakes to the beat of the music. It is a sight to behold. Hubba! Hubba! Hubba! All those hot house­wives, every one a glory to a husband who doesn't strike one as so deserving. The film focuses on Jack and Alice Chambers (Harry Styles & Florence Pugh) who go home for hot sex. The parties are frequent, and the next one features The Doll House Brass Band. This couple's home, for that matter, is a virtual doll house in which to play, only it's part of a desert enclave of such homes, a virtual Potempkin Village called the Victory Project.

clean sweepgroceriespunching outThe morning finds these men not wealthy or famous but work­a­day stiffs whose main virtue seems to be punctuality as they all leave for the salt mines right on the dot. Their wives joy­fully clean, cook, and recreate in choreo­graphed dance lessons, until prettied up they welcome home their color­less hubbies. They live in a desert community, an isolated 1950's setting, which looks to be right after the war. The Allies after achieving victory liberated the Japanese women from their cultural bondage. The victory seen here is of a Nazi feminine ideal some­how imposed on American women. The goal was to make the men successful in their labors through having a ful­fil­ling home life, and perhaps there's some­thing to be said for that.

briefcasecornucopiaA flashback to Jack's past shows him dissatisfied with his situation, so he applies for the Victory Project, and after being rigorously screened is accepted. He is asked if he already has a relation­ship with his project “wife.” Yes, she's his live-in girl­friend, and for that matter Jack is the one guy who can dance, but his girl­friend Dr. Warren is too into her work for domesticity. Unfortu­nately for the project, her job back then was as a trauma surgeon, so she rushed out of her restricted zone to render help at an air­plane crash and saw things she wasn't supposed to. Margaret (KiKi Layne) is the despondent black “wife” of whitey Ted (Ari'el Stachel) who being a negro­phile chose accordingly, but all the warnings, shock treat­ment, and medication couldn't make her comfort­able with this white oasis. Alice's friend Bunny (Olivia Wilde) is the only woman there who entered the project voluntarily, for her own reasons.


It's up for grabs how this romantic adventure will turn out for the high­lighted couple, but that's nothing new. (Prov. 30:18-19) “There be three things which are too wonderful for me, yea, four which I know not: The way of an eagle in the air; the way of a serpent upon a rock; the way of a ship in the midst of the sea; and the way of a man with a maid.” The writer of this proverb juxtaposed three hard-to-track move­ments with romantic intrigues: a soaring eagle, a slithering snake, and a tossed-about ship. DWD employs images from the same three venues to prepare the viewer for the unanticipated love machinations. “The way of an eagle in the air” corresponds to the light plane that crashes and burns. It doesn't bode well for their relationship.

“The way of a serpent upon a rock” corresponds to Alice's spiral trek up a butte along a perimeter road. It represents things going round and round in circles.

“The way of a ship in the midst of the sea” corresponds to Alice's dunking in a tub, and relation­ship­wise to at least one place where we've got to hold our collective breath.

Production Values

” (2022) was directed by Olivia Wilde who also acted in it. Its screenplay was written by Katie Silberman, based on a story by Carey Van Dyke and Shane Van Dyke. It stars Florence Pugh, Harry Styles, and Chris Pine. The star couple success­fully maintained a palpable sense of intrigue through their necessary life changes. Chris Pine as head honcho played it cool.

MPAA rated it R for sexuality, violent content and language. The 1950's set designs were out­standing. It has a runtime of two hours.

Review Conclusion w/a Christian's Recommendation

making a listSo we've got an alternate—or at least mysterious—battle-of-the-sexes ending to a past war, actors playing the parts of phony marrieds—one partner clue­less—projected onto a movie screen in a darkened theater, culminating in a mother threatening her imaginary children with a make-believe Santa. I mean, get a grip.

Movie Ratings

Action factor: Decent action scenes. Suitability For Children: Not Suitable for Children of Any Age. Special effects: Well done special effects. Video Occasion: Fit For a Friday Evening. Suspense: Keeps you on the edge of your seat. Overall movie rating: Four stars out of five.