Nocturnal Animals

Nocturnal Animals ½

A misogynistic anti abortion piece of garbage.

Strip away the beauty and multitexturality and that's all you have. The story gives no quarter to the reasons abortion is a necessary right, or even the fundamental logic that some relationships do not work and pregnancy is not a promise. It manages to mangle itself into the epitomising demonstration of why abortion rights continue to be in danger from pro life bigots. The film is the essence of bigotry, only showing one perspective, never judging the self indulgent wrath exhibited in the choices by the novelist and painting a woman passively accepting condemnation. I saw Arrival the day after seeing this and it set me feeling all's right with the world, but this film wasted my time with it's insipid objectification of women's self possession.

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