Nocturnal Animals Movie


Nocturnal Animals

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2016 | R | Thriller Adaptation

The story of an art gallery owner who is haunted by her ex-husband’s novel, a violent thriller she interprets as a veiled threat and a symbolic revenge tale.

U.S. Release Date

Nocturnal Animals release date was Friday, November 18, 2016. This was a Limited in theaters release.
Wednesday, November 23, 2016. This was a Expansion release.
Friday, December 9, 2016. This was a Nationwide in theaters release.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

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Directed by

Tom Ford


Tom Ford


Rating MPAA

R for violence, menace, graphic nudity, and language


The plot is described as a "story inside a story," with the first part following 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 part of the story 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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Trivia & Production Notes

  • Fashion designer Tom Ford's second film as a director after 2009's A Single Man.
  • Based on the novel by Austin Wright titled "Tony and Susan".

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