After a wave of extremely positive reviews and tantalizing posters and teasers, “Nocturnal Animals” unleashes its debut teaser trailer with a great deal of anticipation, and it luckily fully delivers. The second feature from designer-turned-director Tom Ford, “Nocturnal Animals” spins a double narrative that takes meta-textual storytelling to a crazy new level.
Amy Adams stars as a Los Angeles artist in the middle of a creative crisis. She receives a manuscript from her ex-husband (Jake Gyllenhaal) despite not having spoken to him in nearly 19 years. The story he has written details a bloody crime committed by a band out outlaws against a family of three, and it’s a story Adams’ character quickly believes is an act revenge. As the two stories unfold, Ford spins a wicked tale of past and present choices. Michael Shannon and Aaron Taylor-Johnson also star.
In our A- review out of the Venice Film Festival, IndieWire raved, “‘Nocturnal Animals’ is an impressively ambitious effort, one part mean Texas thriller, one part middle-age melodrama, and makes for a meta-textual riddle that is almost as pleasurable to reflect on as it to actually watch.”
Focus Features opens “Nocturnal Animals” in select theaters on November 18 and nationwide December 6. Watch the debut teaser trailer below: