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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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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)

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$10,428,841 (USA) (6 January 2017)
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Focus Features paid $20 million for global distribution rights after a heavy bidding battle in Cannes. This is the highest amount ever paid for a film at a festival. See more »

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Ray Marcus: You've should fucking kill me! You don't know nothing. It's fun to kill people. You, of all people should try sometime.
Tony Hastings: Fun? It's fun to kill people? Did you have fun killing my wife and daughter?
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Referenced in Breakfast: Episode dated 16 October 2016 (2016) See more »

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Pile of poo
18 November 2016 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

Easily one of the worst movies I have seen in ages. - movie about a book that's far more interesting than the actual movie.

Should have just made a movie on the book.

Poo ending. But I gave it a 3 because there was about 20 mins of good suspense surrounded by crap. Again the suspense was about the book in the movie.

I wish I walked out at the start like I wanted to. The first scene really sums up what the movie will be like. Just google first scene of this movie and it's a real good display of the what this movie is like. I have to write 10 lines for a review so this is the tenth. Don't want to waste any more time on this just wanted to help someone from making the same mistake I did. Line 11


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