The Reviews For ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ Are Just As Chaotic As That Press Tour
"Every time Harry had a big acting scene, everyone there would laugh."
After a tumultuous promotional campaign boasting enough drama to warrant its own Academy Award, director Olivia Wilde’s psychological thriller Don’t Worry Darling has finally landed on the big screen.
Alas, despite the five-star comedic action between Wilde and co-stars Harry Styles and Florence Pugh — with veteran actor Chris Pine appearing to dissociate from embarrassment — early reviews for the motion picture have not been glowing.
Professional critics have absolutely savaged the film, which currently has a 38 percent rating on Rotten Tomatoes, calling out the movie’s bad take on feminism and bad pacing in its third act. Reviews from The Guardian blasted the film for having “nothing to say about feminism” while Vanity Fair criticised the film’s hollow conclusion — lamenting that by the time the film “staggers across the finish line” and had already “used up all its tricks”.
#DWD review it fucking sucked it dragged on the pacing sucked I was bored multiple times throughout Olivia cannot act and gave herself way too much screen time it was comical to see her pretend to care about her children and be a mother tho I’ll give her that (1/?)
— Kelly (@bsktballer9) September 23, 2022
My review of Don’t Worry Darling is that it’s exactly the kind of movie a white woman who named herself after Oscar Wilde would make after watching Get Out and binging Black Mirror
— sreekar (@sreekyshooter) September 26, 2022
my letterboxd review was “Olivia Wilde saw Suspiria, Suburbicon, and The Truman Show and said ‘Imma make the worst version of all three of these'”
— Panaz has allergies (@PanazWasHere) September 26, 2022
Interestingly, audiences have been much more forgiving than critics, affording the movie a 78 percent score on Rotten Tomatoes. There also appears to be a burgeoning trend where cinemagoers laugh at Harry Style’s performance.
Not joking, we’re in the cinema watching Don’t Worry Darling and everyone, *everyone* is laughing every time Harry Styles delivers a line
— Thirstie Allsopp (@scrubmummy) September 23, 2022
I went to the cinema to watch “don’t worry darling” and every time harry had a big acting scene everyone there would laugh 💀💀💀
— mili (@canaryava) September 26, 2022
Much like the recent cinema event that was Minions: The Rise Of Gru — which saw teenage boys dress up in suits for the film’s premiere, people appear to be extending the chaos of the movie’s promotional run into the theatre, which I suppose is a good thing.
spotted tonight at Don’t Worry Darling LMAOOOO pic.twitter.com/ivWUcVlWC1
— sanjana (@baskinsuns) September 24, 2022
seated for (a packed) Don’t Worry Darling showing and somebody just Airdropped this to me pic.twitter.com/6Egk1Fb3lL
— wyatt dunkin (@WyattDuncan) September 24, 2022
Don’t Worry Darling was okay but someone was for sure getting fingered behind me
— jess🧃 (@narutosdurag) September 24, 2022
Regardless of the drama, Don’t Worry Darling opened at Number 1 at the box office on Sunday, boasting a $19.2 million opening.