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."

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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”.

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.

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.

Regardless of the drama, Don’t Worry Darling opened at Number 1 at the box office on Sunday, boasting a $19.2 million opening.