*Warning: Major spoilers ahead*
Over the past few months, the Olivia Wilde-directed drama Don't Worry Darling grabbed headlines due to rumors of discontent on set, pay discrepancies between lead actors and then of course, spitgate, making it one of the most buzzy movies of the year before it even hit theaters. Not to mention, anticipation was already high due to the fact that this was Wilde's second directorial feature after her smash 2019 comedy Booksmart. Plus, it was her first project since signing a multi-million dollar deal with New Line Cinema.
Of course, I was one of the many people who rushed to the theater during its opening weekend because, despite all the drama, I wanted to see what the actual film had to offer. And don't get me wrong, Don't Worry Darling was undeniably entertaining. Florence Pugh was, unsurprisingly, magnetic on screen, and she brought an emotional performance that carried much of the film. The cinematography and set design were gorgeous, and the twist that arrives about 80 percent through the film is a good one (I sure didn't see it coming).
The problem came at the very end of the movie, when the picture cut to black in a frustrating and rushed conclusion that didn't answer my biggest question—why? Right when I got amped to see where things were going, the film stopped. And I felt like there was one thing that would've made Don't Worry Darling so much better: a full-circle ending.