Don’t Worry Darling
Hype about Olivia Wilde’s second feature has been overshadowed by tabloid-fodder scandals. Wilde insists she replaced Shia LaBeouf with Harry Styles to “protect her cast”, particularly Florence Pugh, who is furious at Wilde for going on to date Styles and because a video of Wilde asking LaBeouf not to leave undermined Pugh, and so on. The film is a psychological thriller in which a 1950s housewife (Pugh) realises her utopian existence is masking a darker reality. Wilde compares it to mindbender films Inception, The Matrix and The Truman Show, which seems overly ambitious. But it deserves a chance.
Showing in cinemas from 23 September