Nocturnal Animals is directed by Tom Ford and his three narratives combined into one to tell a very complex story in the present day. Amy Adams plays an artist who receives a manuscript written by her ex-husband played by Jake Gyllenhaal. She begins to read this book and then we visualize her reading the book and we see that story played out and we also flashed back to the past to see how Amy Adams and Jake Gyllenhaal originally met and so we have three stories combined into one.
This is a very unique movie in a very unique way of telling its story. Tom Ford is well known for being a fashion designer but also has shown himself to be a pretty good director in the past with the film, A Single Man. Nocturnal animals is a very different and unconventional. This film is quite a bit for its visual look and the appeal of its leads, Amy Adams is very good but Jake Gyllenhaal and in particular Michael Shannon are incredible in this movie.
If you’re the type of audience member that enjoys a film that causes you to think afterwards that, makes you want to go back and see it again through a different view point films like this year’s Arrival or Enemy strangely enough both films with Jake Gyllenhaal, Amy Adams then I think you’re really going to appreciate Nocturnal Animals.