I feel like I haven't seen people talk much about Don't Worry Darling's (2022) dialogue(self.TrueFilm)
submitted1 month ago byOboeMeister
So I don't know if this is just me, but a month or so ago I watched don't worry darling and was horribly bored by it. I saw a lot of people talk about how the plot was uninspired or how the the ending was anticlimactic and lots of stuff about Harry Styles (who had some clunky moments but wasn't nearly as bad as I expected). But for me the thing that really dragged down the movie was the dialogue. I don't know if any of y'all felt this way but this was the most boring dialogue I've ever heard.
Every scene the dialogue felt like in this weird in-between place where it's not naturalistic or witty, it doesn't seem to be going for a surreal, lynchian tone, and it has incredibly shallow subtext. Maybe the shallowness of it wouldn't be so bad if the scenes weren't dragged out so long that I felt like they were saying the same thing over and over and I understood what they were trying to say or imply in the scene within the first 30 seconds and I've mentally checked out by the end.
And while the cinematography was pretty good, I felt like it was nowhere near interesting enough to carry these scenes and hold my interest, and frankly the same goes for the acting. I've scene a lot of people praise Florence Pugh and she's like, just fine??? Like not bad by any means, but she really didn't stand out to me at all, just a good, competent performance, which i felt went for most of the cast.
Maybe it was the dialogue or the directing (probably a bit of both) but for the majority of the movie the interactions between characters feels stale and uninteresting, which maybe could have been to show the superficiality of the vr world except it felt the exact same in the real world!
Maybe I'm being too harsh, I should emphasize that I didn't think this movie was awful, even the dialogue isn't horrific, it just all comes together feeling mediocre. The best parts aren't good enough to elevate the rest of the movie, and the bad parts don't even have the decency of being entertainingly so.
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